What procedures might Ms. Lin suggest?
Page 9: Establish Independent Practice
Now Mr. Carter monitors his students during the final instructional stage—encourage independent practice. His students are ready to use the writing strategy and self-regulation strategies independently. Mr. Carter’s main responsibility at this stage is to:
- Monitor and support his student’s performance, as needed
- Incorporate activities in his lesson plans to allow his students to maintain and generalize their new writing strategy skills in various settings and across several tasks
Mr. Carter will also keep an eye on how his students use the strategy. It is common for students to modify strategies, for example by omitting or changing steps. Some changes are relatively minor and will not affect a student’s performance outcomes. However, if Mr. Carter sees that one or more of his students have altered the strategy to the extent that they are using it incorrectly, he may find that some re-teaching is necessary.
Click on the movie below to see a teacher support the class through guided practice before using the WWW, What=2, How=2 strategy independently. Notice that the teacher uses self-talk and self-monitoring during her demonstration. She models these two types of self-regulation strategies based on the needs of her students (time: 0:38).