Find the Steps of the Gradual Release of Responsibility
Lesson #1: Giving Clear Instructions
Lesson #2: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
A. Pairs of students visit a website and categorize the set of words into adjective and adverb columns.
B. Individually, students take a Google Forms quiz to test their knowledge of adjectives and adverbs.
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: Capital Letters & Lowercase Letters
A. Students, in pairs, walk around the room to stations. They take turns asking the question (is that a capital or lowercase letter) to their partner and answering the question (it is a ____ letter), making the gesture too.
B. The teacher shows capital and lowercase letters, introducing the terms and using gestures for each.
C. The teacher shows students letters and together they make the gesture and say the term. Then the teacher shows letters and chorally the ask and answer the question (is this a capital or lowercase letter).
D. Pairs of students, on board, match capital letters and lowercase letters while saying, "This is capital letter ___" and "This is lowercase letter _____".
E. Students, individually, identify capital and lowercase letters by watching a short video and making the gestures. Then, the teacher quizzes each student individually.
Lesson #4: Does "ball" begin with the letter 'B' or 'D'?
A. Students walk around the room and take turns asking one another "Does _____ begin with the letter B or D?" and answering, "____ begins with the letter ____." according to what the picture represents.
B. Teacher shows class pictures and identifies words that begin with B or D by saying, "____ begins with the letter ____."
C. Students, individually, look at pictures & identify words that begin with B and words that begin with D.
D. The class looks at pictures & identifies those that start with B and those that start with D by saying, "____ begins with the letter ____."
E. The teacher, on board, points to a picture and ½ of the students ask, "Does ____ begin with the letter B or D?" The other half answers, "_____ begins with the letter ___". The teacher invites a student to move the word into the correct category (the B or D column).