Introduction: How to Implement Direct Instruction in the Classroom
Step 1: Step 1: Introduction/Opening
Designed to grab the attention of the students and review key points of the previous lesson
Step 2: Step 2: Introduction (I Do)
Teacher demonstrates/models concept as students listen and observe
Step 3: Step 3: Guided Practice (We Do)
Teacher signals the students to answer in unison as she reviews the concept.
Step 4: Step 4: Firming Responses (Little You Do)
Teacher reviews and calls on individual students to ensure concept has been learned
Step 5: Step 5: Independent Work
Students are given an activity to complete that firms the concept learned
Step 6: Step 6: Behind the Scenes
The teacher will use a data collection tool while the students are participating in the lesson. This can be a simple checklist or something more elaborate.
The teacher must have a data decision rule to decide whether the lesson must be reviewed or taught again. An example of a data decision rule would be, "If the student makes 3 or more errors in independent responses/independent work, the lesson will be reviewed the next day."