Gradual Release of Responsibility
The Carousel instructional model provides students with daily opportunities for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The lessons embrace the consistent framework of the Gradual Release of Responsibility (I do it; We do it; and You do it).
I DO IT
PresentationTeacher models behaviors, language, and skills. Teacher taps into prior knowledge and builds background.
WE DO IT
PracticeTeacher and students practice new language and skills together. Instruction is explicit.
YOU DO IT
Apply & ExtendStudents practice new language and skills in pairs and small groups. Additional practice to build on new skills.
Flexible Classroom Uses
The variety of activities and teaching strategies enables teachers to provide differentiated instruction and address a wide range of learning styles and student abilities.
- Whole class
- Pull-out/Small groups
- Multi-grade classes
- Newcomer classes
- Intervention classes
- Supplement to any ELD or ELA program
- Summer school
- After school programs