Find the Steps of the Gradual Release of Responsibility
Lesson #1: Giving Clear Instructions
Lesson #2: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
A. Pairs of students categorize the set of words into adjective and adverb columns.
B. Individually, students mix and mingle around the room with a word. They find a partner, quiz them, swap words, and repeat.
C. Small groups of students take turns showing one another words, identifying whether they are adjectives or adverbs and comparing their answers with the correct list.
D. The teacher and the students categorize 5 adjectives and adverbs using their definitions as a guide.
E. The teacher elicits/explains what adjectives/adverbs do and shows a few examples.
Lesson #3: Reading the Periodic Table of Elements
A. Pairs of students practice identifying the name, symbol, and atomic numbers off a virtual chart and write down the answers to share.
B. Teacher shows 2-3 elements on the Periodic Table of Elements and reads off the name, symbol and the atomic number.
C. Students, individually, answer 5 questions about the periodic table of elements on the names, symbols, and atomic numbers of the elements.
D. Teacher shows 2-3 additional elements while students follow along with their own charts. Teacher elicits the name, symbol, and atomic number.
E. New pairs of students receive a list with the name, symbol, and atomic numbers of 4 elements. They must identify what information is incorrect and correct it.
Lesson #4: Solving 2 Step Algebraic Equations
A. In pairs, students solve several equations: Person #1 states the steps; person #2 does them; person #1 compares the work with an answer key.
B. Teacher solves a 2-step equation and lists the 5 steps she takes to solve them on the board.
C. Individually, students read a problem, find key term, & decide on the appropriate math operation.
D. Teacher and students solve a couple of equations together using the steps as a guide.
E. Small groups of students take turns solving equations: 1 person says the step, 1 person states the math, 1 person writes it out, and 1 person checks it.