Teacher Decision Making in Reading Instruction
What is it about?
A study of in-the-moment teaching decisions and how the instructional contexts of whole group, small group, and 1:1 interactions influence the number and type of teaching decisions made.
Why is it important?
In-the-moment teaching decisions are often overlooked and historically difficult to study. This study examines the kinds of decisions primary grade teachers make during reading instruction. Findings from this study reveal that teachers make more in-the-moment teaching decisions in small group and 1:1 instruction than in whole group contexts. This is significant because whole group instruction does not offer many opportunities to differentiate instruction for individual students.
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