Gradual Release of Responsibility
Explorations: The Intervention Solution provides teachers with a model
of effective instruction integrated within the daily lesson format. This
structured routine provides students with opportunities to acquire
literacy strategies through assisted instruction with a teacher and a
peer before using the strategy independently. The instructional design
of each Topic Unit includes a 3 stage framework as follows:
This carefully designed lesson sequence promotes active
engagement and achievement by teaching students how to
build content knowledge and deepen their comprehension.
Each stage of the instructional sequence provides a different
short complex text for students to read, collaborate, and
discuss the unit’s concept and essential question.