Friday, April 10, 2009

Explicit Direct Instruction

I like this guy's blog. It is called Dynamite Lesson Plan. From what I've read, he writes about topics that are directly helpful to me, the teacher.

I like the post he wrote concerning Explicit Direct Instruction.

I believe EDI is an effective method for teaching a subject.

1. Communicate the learning objective to the students clearly and explicitly.
2. Activate prior knowledge.
3. Concept development -- teach the lesson.
4. Importance. Make the lesson relevant to the students' personal lives; connection.
5. Skill development.
6. Guided practice.
7. Closure. Independent practice.

Throughout the lesson, the teacher must check for understanding (CFU.)


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