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Direct, Explicit Instruction

Updated: Jun 15

Simple isn't always simple!




Students with dyslexia need to learn in a specific way in order to understand and process information. All instruction should be delivered using direct, explicit instruction coupled with a multisensory approach.

Direct, explicit instruction is just that- information delivered in a direct, explicit manner. No fluff.

This approach allows the student to know exactly what concept or skill they are to learn in an obvious way. The teacher models the skill or concept and then the students practice what they learned. The teacher then provides immediate feedback during the practise to guide the student toward mastery.

In a direct, explicit approach, the teacher demonstrates what to do and how to do it. It is a step-by-step model, including review and repetition until mastery. It is the opposite to students 'discovering'.

Direct, explicit instruction has to happen in order for reading instruction to work effectively for students with dyslexia.

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