Written Assignment: Gradual Release of Responsibility:

Written Assignment: Gradual Release of Responsibility:

For this assignment, begin by reviewing the readings from Zemelman, Daniels, and Hyde (pp. 39-47), as well as the link to a pdf by Douglas Fischer found under the short essay heading below.

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Then, discuss the importance of Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) across content areas in one of the following formats:

Include an explanation of how one of your content standards can form the basis of a GRR lesson. Be sure to write out the complete standard.

It may help you to keep the linear progression (although not always linear) from the bottom of Buehl’s diagram on p. 27 in mind:

I do (teacher) I do (teacher) You do (student) You do (student)
You watch (student) You help (student) I help (teacher) I watch (teacher)

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Helpful Info from Module:

Module One: The Common Core Standards and Literacy Across the Curriculum

Weeks 1-2
Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and summarize important elements of the common core state standards that relate to your content area (ELA) and grade level (10th).
  • Relate best practices between content areas.
  • Explain how specific standards can be used to create lesson plans.


  • Understanding Common Core State Standards (Kendall): The complete book
    Although New York State is transitioning to content specific state standards, these standards are grounded in the Common Core as are the standards of your professional organization. The Kendall text provides a good overview of how standards work across the curriculum.
  • Best Practice (Zelman, Daiels, and Hyde): Chapter 1, pgs. 1-26, pgs. 128, 156, 186, 218, 242

Subject Specific:

  • ELA and LOTE: pgs. 88-112