Steps for Teaching Using Direct Instruction


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.



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    Do you have to send the link to your instructor or is your instructor on instructables? This is simply a curiosity. I think it's very interesting that they are using instructables to have you post your steps for direct instruction. I hope you guys are also checking out all the other stuff on here. I assume this is an education class, maybe intro to ed, classroom management, ummm what else could it be....educational psychology? Long sorry short the community is a great place to pick up resources as an educator that you might use in your classroom. I think it's nice you broke yours out into steps allowing for a photo break up. :) Good luck in your class!