Direct instruction is the most widely used strategy by practitioners in classrooms today. It consists of five elements that guide instruction from beginning to end. However, the direct instruction model also receives a great deal of criticism in the progressive classrooms of today’s school system. In chapter six the authors highlight two main components of the Direct Instruction Model.
- Identify those two main components and describe the elements of each of them.
- After reading the advantages and disadvantages of lecturing, take a stance on lecturing and defend whether you feel it is an effective strategy.
- Questioning is complex, summarize what the author is stating about questioning as an instructional tool.
- Explain why educators need to ask questions that require students to use higher order thinking skills.