Explicit Instruction Effective and Efficient Teaching

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Pub. Date: 2010-11-09
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Summary

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented-and has been shown to promote achievement for all students.

This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area.

The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume.

Author Biography

Anita L. Archer, PhD, is an educational consultant to school districts on explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction. She has taught elementary and middle school students and is the recipient of 10 awards honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education. Dr. Archer has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is nationally known for her professional development activities, having presented in every state over the course of her 40-year career. Dr. Archer is coauthor, with Dr. Mary Gleason, of numerous curriculum materials addressing reading, writing, and study skills. Charles A. Hughes, PhD, is Professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational and School Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning in Lawrence. Prior to joining the Penn State faculty in 1985, Dr. Hughes worked in schools for 14 years as a general and special education teacher, a state-level consultant, and an educational diagnostician. His research interests focus on the development and validation of self-instructional strategies to help students with learning and behavior problems manage their academic and classroom behaviors. He has published over 100 articles, books, book chapters, and curriculum materials and has served as President and Executive Director of the Council for Exceptional Children\u2019s Division for Learning Disabilities and editor of the Council\u2019s journal Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.

Table of Contents

1. Exploring the Foundations of Explicit Instruction
2. Designing Lessons: Skills and Strategies
3. Designing Lessons: Vocabulary and Concepts
4. Designing Lessons: Rules
5. Organizing for Instruction
6. Delivering Instruction: Eliciting Responses
7. Delivering Instruction: Other Critical Delivery Skills
8. Providing Appropriate Independent Practice
*Conclusion
*Reproducible Materials
*Feedback on Application Exercises

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