Essay about The Importance of Modeling and Differentiated Instruction
Today many elementary teachers feel pressured to move forward with content instruction even when they may personally feel that there are students in their classrooms who have not sufficiently mastered the skill. This practice is especially troublesome as it relates to the instruction of reading and reading fluency. It is a widely accepted belief among …show more content…
Of the eight teachers observed in the study, all “agreed that although independent reading is an opportunity for young readers to test their wings, they feel responsible for providing ongoing assistance in areas such as monitoring student choices, teaching independent reading behaviors, and maintaining focus on student growth.”(Sanden, 2012, p.224) Personally, I feel that this practice is of the upmost importance. While it is important for students to enjoy the content of what they are reading, it is doubly important that the correct methods for gathering relevant information garnered from the reading be modeled and monitored. A teachers’ willingness to model and adapt their teaching style to student needs and interests plays a major role in student success with reading fluency.
Ortlieb, Grandstaff-Beckers, and Cheek Jr. (2012)