Research has determined that explicit and systematic reading instruction is esse

Research has determined that explicit and systematic reading instruction is essential for students to become proficient
readers, whether beginning readers, struggling readers, or high-performing students. Systematic instruction follows a
logical sequence from beginning to progressively more advanced skills. Explicit instruction does not assume that children
will learn the core components of reading on their own but instead provides a controlled and supportive environment in
which to learn the skills correctly the first time. These skills are taught through modeling, guided practice with immediate,
corrective feedback and sufficient repetition in multiple contexts to support mastery and automaticity, including
differentiation to meet the needs of all learners.
View the videos, “Literacy Lesson First Grade” ( and “3rd Grade Main Idea Lesson.”( Create a graphic organizer to compare and contrast how the two teachers used the following five components of effective literacy instruction:
Explicit instruction with modeling
Systematic instruction with scaffolding
Student practice with multiple opportunities
Assessment and progress monitoring
Write a 250-500 word analysis addressing the following questions:
How was each lesson taught effectively?
How could modeling have been improved?
How did each teacher address exceptionalities (ELL, gifted and talented, special education) during the lessons?
How did each teacher scaffold the lesson to meet students’ various needs?
Support this assignment with 2-3 scholarly resources.
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