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10. Instructional approaches

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

  • Instructional strategies are the tools that educators use when they teach. Instructional approaches are the way those tools are used.
  • The key instructional approach at this level is shared reading. Shared reading enables learners to read texts that they would be unable to read independently. The educator takes the lead, using instructional strategies such as modelling, questioning and prompting to focus on a specific learning goal. In subsequent re-readings of the texts, learners gradually take over.
  • Note that “round robin” reading – where learners take turns to read aloud – is not an appropriate instructional approach. It does not support learners’ comprehension as they tend to be only focussed on their bit of the text.


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