Introduction: Steps for Teaching Using Direct Instruction
Direct instruction is a structured, systematic, and scripted teaching process that follows the "I do"- "We do"- "You do" teaching method. Direct Instruction can be used in any subject, but is frequently used for reading.
Step 1: Step 1
Step 1: Anticipatory Set/Opening- Grab students' attention and review key points of the previous lesson.
Step 2: Step 2
Step 2: Introduction (I do) - Teacher demonstrates/models concept as students listen and observe.
Step 3: Step 3
Step 3: Guided Practice (We do) Tell: Students work along with the teacher as teacher is telling students what to do as they work.
Step 4: Step 4
Step 4: Guided Practice (We do) Ask: Teacher questions students as they work under her supervision.
Step 5: Step 5
Step 5: Guided Practice (We do) Remind: Teacher reminds students of expectations before moving onto individual practice.
Step 6: Step 6
Step 6: Independent Practice (You do): Students complete task independently.