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I’ve written a lot in posts and in my books about the importance of teacher modeling and how, usually, if one of my lessons goes south (which happens more frequently than I would like), I can usually find the reason in lack of teacher modeling.

Literacy researcher Timothy Shanahan has just written the best piece I’ve seen on the importance of modeling – and how to do it. Check out his post, Does “Modeling” Have a Place in High Quality Literacy Teaching?

Here are a few other related resources to check-out:

I wrote “Think Alouds” In The Classroom & “Driving Alouds” In The Car.

THE POWER OF MODELING is from the book Write This Way.

Explicit Teacher Modeling is from Math Vids.

The role of modeling towards impacting quality education is a research paper.

This is a downloadable PowerPoint.

5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners is from Edutopia.

How Teachers Can Use Their Own Writing as Model Texts appeared in Edutopia.

Five Ways to Secure Progress Through Modelling is from TeacherHead.

Let me know your other suggestions…..