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Key Questions and Comments
The teacher begins the lesson by showing the students how to answer the problem. Consider how this helps to set students up for success as they become more independent.
Ms. Watson shares her own thinking with students as she works through the problem. Think about an upcoming lesson that you are teaching. Is there a part of this lesson that you could incorporate this same strategy?
As you watch the We Do portion of the lesson, notice how engaged the students are with the work and their partner. What type of expectations do you think Ms. Watson has put in place to make this successful?
Ms. Watson discusses how she uses the You Do portion of the lesson to guide her next steps. Notice that each part of her lesson plan layout serves an important purpose.
This strategy could be effective within any classroom or age level. Consider what areas your students could use more direct guidance on.
Description of Video
Watch as Ms. Watson, fourth grade teacher at Meridian Ranch Elementary, utilizes the I Do, We Do, You Do strategy in her classroom.
0:12 Teacher discussion of I Do, We Do, You Do strategy
0:28 I Do portion of the lesson (Teacher)
1:08 We Do portion of the lesson (Teacher and students)
1:42 You Do portion of the lesson (Students)
I Do, We Do, You Do
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