Introduction to Direct Instruction

ISBN-10: 0205377610
ISBN-13: 9780205377619
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $141.60
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

This is the only textbook on the market that serves as an introduction to the highly effective system of Direct Instruction. Direct Instruction is a system of teaching that focuses on controlling all of the variables that affect the performance of students. Given the emphasis on high academic standards in today's schools, a textbook on one of the most successful programs for teaching academic skills to children is especially timely.

Dr. Nancy Marchand-Martella is a professor at Eastern Washington University, teaching classes in academic remediation. Dr. Marchand-Martella has over 150 professional publications. She is an author of a two-level vocabulary program (Multiple Meaning Vocabulary) and an SRA/McGraw-Hill author of a 6-level program (Lesson Connections and Core Lesson Connections) for Reading Mastery Signature Edition and a two-course adolescent literacy program (Read to Achieve). She is co-author of the new digital-, print-, and project-based FLEX Literacy program. Additionally, she has published seven college-level textbooks on behavior management, research methods, and instruction. Further, Dr. Marchand-Martella has conducted over 280 professional presentations.

Dr. Ronald Martella is a professor at Eastern Washington University, teaching classes in behavior management and research methodology. He provides technical assistance to numerous states and districts on schoolwide positive behavior support (SWPBS)/behavior management for students with or without disabilities. Dr. Martella has 150 professional publications. He is an SRA/McGraw-Hill author of a 6-level program (Lesson Connections and Core Lesson Connections) for Reading Mastery Signature Edition and a two-course adolescent literacy program (Read to Achieve). He is co-author of the new digital-, print-, and project-based FLEX Literacy program. Additionally, he has published seven college-level textbooks on behavior management, research methods, and instruction. Further, Dr. Martella has conducted over 150 professional presentations. He serves on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed journals.

Each chapter begins with Objectives and Overview, and concludes with Summary, Discussion Questions, and References
Preface
Foreword
Contributing Authors
The Need For And Aspects Of Direct Instruction
The Importance of Effective Instruction
The Need for Quality Education
A Litany of Disadvantage
Concern Over Educational Outcomes
Students Who Perform Poorly
The Development of Serious Academic Problems
Preventing Academic Failure
Importance of Instruction
The Lack of Impact of Research on Practice
How Other Professions Connect Research to Practice
How Education Addresses the Research Issue
Research on Effective Instruction
History of Direct Instruction
The Components of Direct Instruction
Main Components of Direct Instruction
Direct Instruction and Effective Teaching
Students for Whom Direct Instruction Is Appropriate
Research on Direct Instruction
Direct Instruction Programs
Language
Importance of Oral Language
Importance of Oral Language Instruction
Overview of Direct Instruction Language Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extensions and Adaptations
Research on Direct Instruction Language Programs
Reading
Importance of Reading
Importance of Reading Instruction
Critical Components of Reading Programs
Overview of Direct Instruction Reading Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Other Direct Instruction Reading Programs
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extensions and Adaptations
Direct Instruction Reading Research
Writing
Importance of Writing
Importance of Writing Instruction
Six Design Principles of Effective Instruction
Overview of Direct Instruction Writing Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extensions and Adaptations
Research on Direct Instruction Writing Programs
Spelling
Importance of Spelling
Importance of Spelling Instruction
Spelling Instructional Approaches
Overview of Direct Instruction Spelling Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extensions and Adaptations
Research on Direct Instruction Spelling Programs
Mathematics
Importance of Mathematics
Importance of Mathematics Instruction
Design Features of Effective Mathematics Programs
Overview of Direct Instruction Mathematics Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extensions and Adaptations
Research on Direct Instruction Mathematics Programs
Content Areas
Importance of Content Areas
Importance of Content Area Instruction
Principles of Curricular Design
Overview of Direct Instruction Content Area Programs
Content Analysis and Format Features
Another Direct Instruction Content Area Program
Teaching Techniques
Assessment and Troubleshooting
Extension

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