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Direct Instruction RF Grade Level Meeting March 9, 2009 Jen Nedrebo
“Your mission is to accelerate those kids as much as possible. I have high expectations because I know it’s possible, it’s achievable. When you work with low-performing kids, you turn them around. You make a big difference in their life. And you help them realize their potential.” — Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann Senior Author Direct Instruction Programs
What words or phrases come to mind when you hear: “Direct Instruction” Brainstorm on own and write down Share out with group:
Information gleaned from Reading Mastery Training: Direct Instruction is not a reading method It is a teaching method Includes the following: Signal Script Pacing Corrections Reinforcement Small groups
Signals Auditory Visual Wait time: Should be geared to the lowest performer in the group 80% of time teaching to group 20% of time individual turns
Script Ensures consistency Need to bring it to life! Rehearse/practice the script in order to teach it well
Pacing Pacing = responses per minute (rpm) Good pacing is ____ rpm Outstanding pacing is ____ rpm
Corrections Teacher should correct every single mistake immediately. Model: I do it Lead: We do it Test: You do it Delayed Test:
Reinforcement Praise to change behavior 4 to 1 Pay attention to the behavior you want And KNOW what you want! ignoreandpraise If behavior problems—ask yourself two questions: 1.2.
Small groups Depends on the level of the kids: Low = Middle = High =
Video: Anatomy of a Reading Mastery Classroom While watching video jot down your thoughts/impressions/big ideas Discussion
Direct Instruction Resources Association for Direct Instruction http://www.adihome.org http://www.adihome.org National Institute for Direct Instruction http://www.nifdi.org http://www.nifdi.org SRA Direct Instruction http://sradirectinstruction.com http://sradirectinstruction.com
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