PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (10 Hours) LEVEL 3-4
What is an Instructional Strategy?
Oral Drill and Practice
Oral drill can include everything from singing the ABC song to the repetition of a song, rhyme, or the repeating of a direction given by the teacher. An oral drill of sorts is the rhyme “These are Grandma’s Glasses” used whenever a teacher wants the children to focus and sit still with their hands in their laps. The intention however, is not to teach concepts or literacy using rote. The ability to count to 10 does not mean that the child will be able to recognize the symbol for each number or understand the correspondence between 10 things and the number or symbol for 10.
Model Desired Skills and Outcomes
Modeling can be done by teachers, peers, visitors and media. Modeling allows children to observe appropriate (unfortunately sometimes inappropriate) behaviors, skills, or activity. Such as social customs - please and thank you- how others resolve conflict or help others-how to use equipment or materials-complete a task such as setting the table for lunch- take turns or follow directions.
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Demonstrate (in a variety of ways)
“Let’s figure out how to hold the scissors so you can cut the paper, may I show you?”