Explicit Instruction Strategies for Meaningful Direct Teaching

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/13/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Presenting both a theoretical background as well as concrete strategies for classrooms, this book speaks to teachers about the necessity of becoming effective Explicit Instructors and gives them the tools to do so. The book walks teachers through the entire Explicit Instruction structure--from introduction to implementation--breaking the practice down into manageable units and illuminating EI through scripted lessons and examples of EI in practice. K-5 teachers, and secondary instruction of students who have not acquired basic skills.

Author Biography

Jennifer L. Goeke began her professional career as an elementary inclusion teacher and received her Ph.D. from the University at Albany in educational psychology. She is currently Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education & Human Services at Montclair State University. Her research and publications are focused on the development of research-based teacher education pedagogy for inclusion and the development of special educators’ instructional thought. Today, Jennifer provides future and practicing teachers with explicit instruction that is meaningful, dynamic, and effective for the classroom.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Getting Ready to Use Explicit Instructionp. 1
What Is Explicit Instruction?p. 3
Direct Instruction (D.I.) Versus Direct Instruction (d.i.)p. 5
D.I.p. 5
d.i.p. 6
Explicit Instruction: A Meaningful Alternativep. 8
Plan of the Bookp. 12
Summaryp. 13
Who Needs Explicit Instruction?p. 15
Understanding Your Studentsp. 17
What Does This Student Need? The Role of Assessment in e.i.p. 19
Monitoring Student Progressp. 20
Large-Scale Assessmentp. 20
Curriculum-Based Assessmentp. 21
Classroom Assessmentp. 22
Assessment and e.i.: How Do They Fit Together?p. 22
Case Example: Juliap. 23
Planning for e.i.p. 25
Writing Correctly Worded Learning Objectivesp. 25
Lesson Planning for e.i.p. 28
Summaryp. 28
The Engaging Teacher: Dispelling the Boring Mythp. 29
Dispelling the Boring Mythp. 29
Teacher Presentation Variablesp. 30
Teacher Clarityp. 30
Appropriate Rate of Presentationp. 32
Teacher Enthusiasmp. 33
Case Example: Melindap. 34
Summaryp. 36
The Active Learner: Dispelling the Passive Mythp. 37
Dispelling the Passive Mythp. 38
What Is Active Engagement?p. 38
Student Engagement Variablesp. 39
Active Participationp. 39
Procedural Promptsp. 42
Monitoring Student Understandingp. 43
Summaryp. 46
The Explicit Instruction Frameworkp. 47
Preinstructional Setp. 49
What Is Preinstructional Set?p. 49
Gain Students' Attentionp. 50
Inform Students of the Learning Objectivep. 54
Use Informed Instructionp. 56
Summaryp. 58
Reviewp. 58
Applyp. 59
Preparing the Knowledge Base for Instructionp. 61
Activate Prior Knowledgep. 62
Review Previously Learned Skillsp. 64
Preteach Key Vocabularyp. 66
Summaryp. 67
Reviewp. 68
Applyp. 68
Instructionp. 69
Cognitive Modelingp. 69
Guided and Independent Practicep. 73
Closurep. 76
Summaryp. 78
Reviewp. 79
Applyp. 79
Applications of Explicit Instructionp. 81
Explicit Instruction in Literacyp. 83
The Importance of e.i. in Readingp. 83
e.i. and Phonemic Awarenessp. 86
e.i. and Phonicsp. 87
e.i. and Vocabularyp. 92
e.i. and Fluencyp. 95
e.i. and Reading Comprehensionp. 96
e.i. and Written Expressionp. 98
e.i. and Handwritingp. 102
e.i. and Spellingp. 103
e.i. and Compositionp. 104
Summaryp. 105
Explicit Instruction in the Content Areasp. 107
e.i. and Mathematicsp. 107
e.i. in the Content Areasp. 112
e.i. and Study Skillsp. 113
e.i. and Learning Strategiesp. 115
Summaryp. 116
Conclusionsp. 116
Referencesp. 117
Explicit Instruction Lesson Plan Formatp. 125
Weekly Block Plans for Explicit Instructionp. 127
Explicit Instruction Checklistp. 129
Indexp. 131
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