Explicit Instruction involves direct explanation in which teacher’s language and expectation for students is concise, specific, direct, and unambiguous.
Students are guided through new instruction with active participation, which includes a high level of teacher/students interaction and feedback.
Explicit Instruction integrates prior knowledge with new learning in a systematic and engaging format to optimize learning for all students and reduces the gap between students.
Gradual release of responsibility for learning as described by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, in “The Release of Learning” (Principal Leadership, February 2009) is used to keep all students cognitively engaged throughout the learning opportunity.
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