UPDATE: I never included a link to the lesson!
Here it is:
I have just learned that something I always thought was intrinsic to teaching is a NEW theory, of sorts. It's called "Gradual Release of Responsibility" or GRR. The purpose is to help students take control of their own learning. Hooray!
I have a GRR lesson plan for learning about Columbus about which I would love your comments. Please let me know your true thoughts.