• Pump up the Vocab

    Turn the Light On

    ELPS 1A, 1E, 1H, 2D, 2E, 2I, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4I
    IP Rubric I-1, I-3, I-6, I-8

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Questions Addressed

    • How do I help my students understand difficult content?
    • How can I keep them engaged during direct instruction?
    • How do I cover all my content and not lose my students?

Why It Works

    • We can design and deliver direct instruction so that all our students can understand and remember complex concepts.
    • Students understand more when we make conscious efforts to increase comprehensible input.
    • Delivering information in different modalities increases the likelihood that all students will learn in their own unique ways.

How to Implement This Routine

  • Prep the brain.

  • Teach it three ways.

  • Drive home key points.

  • Provide processing time.

  • Monitor teacher talk.

  • Scaffold to ensure mastery.