The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Pre-Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Large Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various lessons to the current unit of study/standards using gradual learning release of “I do” (model new learning), “We do” (use students to practice/model the new learning), “You do” (giving time for students to practice through a variety of applications). Small Group Instruction is where students apply their knowledge and productively work individually or with other students through “You do together” or “You do with Me” to build fluency and flexibility in key learning concepts. Independent Learning/Choice Centers are where the teacher support students through “You do independently or inter-dependently with peers” to extend their learning through a variety of modalities. All three phases of early learning instruction are focused on the “learning tasks requiring students to engage intellectually, to think; some may involve productive struggle” (Framework for Teaching Cluster 4: Student Intellectual Engagement 1e; 2b/3a/3b/3c).
Kelly’s Pre-K-SPED Classroom Instruction
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