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What Would Marzano Do?
Robert Marzano's research from Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement listed nine strategies that yielded high results. They are:
If you are interested in knowing how successful each are, check out his book or visit this PDF adaptation. Warning: without the book you might not realize that there is also a matter of HOW well the strategies are implemented.
The chances that you have, or will have, monolingual students in your class are pretty high. If you do have monolingual students, you know the value of modeling. Monolingual students benefit from:
Modeling a process — how to do something.
Modeling a product or performance —an exemplar that shows the end result of the completed task.
A good model is:
Explicitly constructed—it uses intentionally, concrete examples and/or visual images.
Free of distractions—there isn’t any extraneous information or verbiage.￼￼
Labeled with precise academic vocabulary for each step or part.