Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility

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ASCD, 2008 - Education - 146 pages
Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.

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Fisher and Frey are champions of traditional top down teaching methods often known as direct teaching but which they term the gradual release model. They view the teacher as in command of what and how ... Read full review

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It is easy to dismiss this book as but another traditional behaviorist teaching methods book. Not so. The subtitle: gradual release of responsibility, is the central point of the book and the central ... Read full review


Chapter 1Learning or Not Learning
Establishing Purpose and Modeling
Cues Prompts and Questions
Consolidating Thinking with Peers
Not Just Do It Yourself School
Chapter 6Implementing a Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
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Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher.

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