Gradual Release of Responsibility
What is it?
The Gradual Release model or scaffolded instruction, is broadly recognised as a successful approach for moving classroom instruction from teacher-centered, whole group delivery to student-centered collaboration and independent practice. It is often referred to as the “I do, we do, you do” mode of delivery, which proposes a plan of instruction that includes demonstration, prompt, and practice effectively.
Research tells us that the Gradual Release of Responsibility model of instruction is an effective approach for improving literacy achievement (Fisher & Frey, 2007), reading comprehension (Lloyd, 2004), and literacy outcomes for English language learners (Kong & Pearson, 2003)
How we use it
We use this model to structure all of our lesson content to deliver explicit instruction to students as well as move them towards greater independence in their learning.
By delivering our lessons in this way we work towards building effective teachers, as well as ensuring content is delivered explicitly to set all learners up for independent success.