Many times, teachers watch a modeled lesson I modeled for the “content-value” of it, and not as a tool to guide their own instruction. Although we discuss what their area of focus should be, the comments were always about the story, or what they learned from the text. The goal of a modeled lesson is to provide best practices by way of a real-life example.
What to Watch for in a Modeled Lesson fixes this problem. This resource provides a way for your teachers to become engaged with the modeled lesson. It transforms the teacher from observer to learner. It also provides the literacy coach with a debriefing tool to guide future discussions and modeling sessions.
This resource includes separate protocols for observing each of the following components of the reading block:
➢ The entire reading block
➢ Opening routine
➢ Whole group instruction
➢ Gradual Release
➢ Differentiated Instruction (Instructional Format)
➢ Differentiated Instruction (Management)
➢ Higher Order Questioning
➢ Rigorous Instruction