|Henry is puzzled|
Basically, GRR boils down to the following steps, using math as an example:
- The teacher models how to multiply decimals as the students watch.
- The students try a problem with the teacher.
- The students do a problem on their own as the teacher observes their work and gives feedback and correction.
- The students work independently on the problems.
We began with me showing him how to do a couple of problems on scratch paper. Then I divided another piece of scratch paper in fourths. To get a visual please see the image below. My writing is in purple and Henry's is in black pen. We do a problem together, step by step. Then I start to give him more and more responsibilities until he has taken full control with very few nudges from me.
|Henry is feeling good|
This idea could be used for just about any content area, not just math. Writing sentences with sparkling word choice, drawing diagrams of food webs, drawing a compass rose, or writing words with a certain spelling patterns, and much more are all fair game.
It's really an easy tactic. I hope you find it as useful as I did.