The gradual release of responsibility method ensures that students have the tools, strategies, and academic language they need, before attempting to work out problems independently. The method can be used across disciplines and grade levels. It provides an instructional framework, with each step propelling students toward independence.
This short video includes an overview, with examples from a lesson in which I use it. An editable lesson planning template is also included. The template and video will guide you through the process of creating gradual release of responsibility lessons with ease!
The lesson that I used in the video to model the method is this one:
Nonfiction Central Idea PowerPoint, Notes, Teach, Practice Test
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