The Steps of DI


Introduction: The Steps of DI

Introduction: Direct Instruction is a structured, systematic and scripted teaching process that follows the "I do, We do, You do" teaching process.  Direct Instruction can be used in any subject but is frequently used for reading.

Step 1: Anticipatory Set/Opening-Make sure to grab the student's attention and review key points of previous lesson.

Step 2: Introduction (I do)-Teacher demonstrates/models concepts as students listen and observe.

Step 3: Guided Practice (We do) Tell: Students work along with the teacher as teacher is telling students what to do.

Step 4: Guided Practice (We do) Ask:  Teacher questions students as they work under her guidance and supervision.

Step 5: Guided Practice (We do) Remind:  Teacher reminds students of the expectations before moving on to individual practice.

Step 6: Independent Practice (You do):  Students complete task independently.



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    Please explain to me and the few who are watching you, how this is any different from indoctrination / brainwashing?

    You have a captive audience and you force them to 2- listen and observe. 3-you tell them what you think they should do. 4-you question students, but they are not allowed to question you. 5- you remind them what they must do if they do not want to fail. There are penalties they will suffer if they do not do what is expected by you.

    You use this technique day after day, year after year, and the result is indoctrination.

    Tyrants have used these techniques for a thousand years.

    You have learned well from them. You should be proud. Are you?

    I smile every time I see these pop up, I'm dying to know what college/university is having you guys come to instructables.