How preservice teachers use learner knowledge for planning and in-the-moment teaching decisions during guided reading

Allison Davis, Robin Griffith, Michelle Bauml
  • Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, April 2019, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10901027.2018.1534161

Beginning teachers focus on the student in reading instruction

Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

What is it about?

Focusing first on what the student knows and needs to know next as a reader helped preservice teachers make smart instructional decisions when teaching in small group lessons.

Why is it important?

Responsive teaching is a key construct of effective teaching. Our findings indicate that preservice teachers can engage in responsive teaching when we ask them to focus first on the learner.

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