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3 -What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?

9. What do I typically do to review content?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher engages students in a brief review of content that highlights the critical information.

Teacher begins the lesson with a brief review of content

Teacher uses specific strategies to review information

• Summary

• Problem that must be solved using previous information

• Questions that require a review of content

• Demonstration

• Brief practice test or exercise

When necessary, the teacher reteaches basic information or skills

Student Evidence

When asked, students can describe the previous content on which new lesson is based

Student responses to class activities indicate that they recall previous content

10. What do I typically do to organize students to practice and deepen knowledge?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher uses grouping in ways that facilitate practicing and deepening knowledge.

Teacher organizes students into groups with the expressed idea of deepening their knowledge of informational content

Teacher organizes students into groups with the expressed idea of practicing a skill, strategy, or process

Student Evidence

When asked, students explain how the group work supports their learning

While in groups, students interact in explicit ways to deepen their knowledge of informational content or practice a skill, strategy, or process

• Asking each other questions

• Obtaining feedback from their peers

11. What do I typically do to use homework?

Teacher Evidence

When appropriate (as opposed to routinely), the teacher designs homework to deepen students’ knowledge of informational content or practice a skill, strategy, or process.

Teacher communicates a clear purpose for homework

Teacher extends an activity that was begun in class to provide students with more time

Teacher assigns a well-crafted homework assignment that allows students to practice and deepen their knowledge independently

Student Evidence

When asked, students can describe how the homework assignment will deepen their understanding of informational content or help them practice a skill, strategy, or process

Students ask clarifying questions of the homework that help them understand its purpose

12. What do I typically do to help students examine similarities and differences

Teacher Evidence

When the content is informational, the teacher helps students deepen their knowledge by examining similarities and differences.

Teacher engages students in activities that require students to examine similarities and differences between content

• Comparison activities

• Classifying activities

• Analogy activities

• Metaphor activities

Teacher facilitates the use of these activities to help students deepen their understanding of content

• Ask students to summarize what they have learned from the activity

• Ask students to explain how the activity has added to their understanding

Student Evidence

Student artifacts indicate that their knowledge has been extended as a result of the activity

When asked about the activity, student responses indicate that they have deepened theirunderstanding

When asked, students can explain similarities and differences

Student artifacts indicate that they can identify similarities and differences

13. What do I typically do to help students examine errors in reasoning?

Teacher Evidence

When content is informational, the teacher helps students deepen their knowledge by examining their own reasoning or the logic of the information as presented to them.

Teacher asks students to examine information for errors or informal fallacies

• Faulty logic

• Attacks

• Weak reference

• Misinformation

Teacher asks students to examine the strength of support presented for a claim

• Statement of a clear claim

• Evidence for the claim presented

• Qualifiers presented showing exceptions to the claim

Student Evidence

When asked, students can describe errors or informal fallacies in information

When asked, students can explain the overall structure of an argument presented to support a claim

Student artifacts indicate that they can identify errors in reasoning

14. What do I typically do to help students practice skills, strategies, and processes

Teacher Evidence

When the content involves a skill, strategy, or process, the teacher engages students in practice activities that help them develop fluency.

Teacher engages students in massed and distributed practice activities that are appropriate to their current ability to execute a skill, strategy, or process

• Guided practice if students cannot perform the skill, strategy, or process independently

• Independent practice if students can perform the skill, strategy, or process independently

Student Evidence

Students perform the skill, strategy, or process with increased confidence

Students perform the skill, strategy, or process with increased competence

15. What do I typically do to help students revise knowledge?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher engages students in revision of previous knowledge about content addressed in previous lessons.

Teacher asks students to examine previous entries in their academic notebooks or notes

Teacher engages the whole class in an examination of how the current lesson changed perceptions and understandings of previous content

Teacher has students explain how their understanding has changed

Student Evidence

Students make corrections to information previously recorded about content.

When asked, students can explain previous errors or misconceptions they had about content