Opportunities for students to practice skills in context, with teacher support and also independently, helps to move concepts and ideas into Long-term Memory. Through guided practice, learners rephrase, elaborate, summarize, recall, and question new content, leading to sufficient rehearsal for deeper learning. Breaking down content into smaller chunks and allowing reading and writing practice in between (formally spaced practice) help students learn about the topic as well as practice expressing their thinking.
Learn how this sixth grade teacher uses the "I do, we do, you do" model to teach reading comprehension. She first models a think-aloud, then allows students to practice this strategy in pairs, and finally lets them practice this on their own. By encouraging the students to take ownership of the content while providing structure and support, she helps them become better readers and writers.
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Adaptive technologies can provide personalized guided practice for learners, helping a teacher support learners of all levels in the classroom. Watch an explanation of one such product, LearnSmart.
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