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Principle 4

The 6 Principles Series: Principle 4

This module will deepen your understanding of Principle 4 and strengthen your ability to apply its related practices.

Principle 4. Adapt lesson delivery as needed.

Teachers continually assess as they teach--observing and reflecting on learners' responses to determine whether the student are reaching the learning objectives. If students struggle or are not challenged enough, teachers consider the possible reasons and adjust their lessons.

  • Practice 4a. Teachers check student comprehension frequently and adjust instruction according to learner responses.

  • Practice 4b. Teachers adjust their talk, the task, or the materials according to learner responses.

After completing the Principle 4 module, you will be able to:

  • Explain what it means to adapt lesson delivery, and outline ways of doing so to achieve specific objectives and meet specific student needs.
  • Describe several ways of checking student comprehension, explain why doing so is important, and spell out how often it should be done.
  • Identify ways of adjusting teacher talk, materials, and task requirements to promote students’ learning success and permit students to demonstrate their growth.
  • Define various types of scaffolding and explain how they provide equitable access to content knowledge for all learners.

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