Guided Practice is a feature comprising several digital learning experiences delivered through the Gradual Release model in the Ignite by Hatch™ tool.
- Gradual Release is a research-based, three-step process that supports children’s acquisition of skills through verbal and visual cues, which follow the “I do, we do, you do” theory.
- Through an engaging digital play environment, Ignite helps children acquire the skills necessary for success in kindergarten (and beyond!). The Guided Practice feature provides additional instructional support for skills not yet developed while nurturing confidence and independence!
- The embedded visual and verbal cues woven into the fabric of Guided Practice experiences increase the likelihood that children will engage and demonstrate understanding of the skill(s) being taught and encourage children to take risks in a supported environment.
The best part? Guided Practice works diligently behind the scenes of classroom learning, providing objective data to teachers! Real-time reports let teachers know when Guided Practice-supported skill development is occurring and where additional teacher-led instructional support is needed.
Skills Supported Through Guided Practice
We currently support Guided Practice in Skill Levels 2–8 for all Domains where the skills are educationally appropriate. We will continue to expand Guided Practice across all Domains for Levels 2 and beyond.
For Spanish learners, we have guided practice support for skill levels 2 - 7 at this time.
Guided Practice powerfully extends teachers’ reach, increasing the rate of skill acquisition and retention across entire classrooms while moving children onward and upward!