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Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) Instructional Framework

Overview of GRR Framework

Teacher/Student Responsibility Graphic

The goal of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework is to provide appropriate instruction, moving students towards independence.  

Importantly, the GRR Framework does not have to be linear.  Based on instructional objectives, educators may appropriately choose to begin in any part of the framework. Students move back and forth between each of the components as they master skills, strategies, and standards.

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