Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies


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What was the progressive education reformers' criticism of direct instruction?

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1. Which of the following learning situations is teacher driven?

2. James is looking for ways to reduce the amount of direct instruction in his lessons. Which of the following learning activities could he use with his third-grade students?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although various instructional methods have become more popular in today's classrooms, direct instruction still has its place and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you to test your understanding of this teaching method. These assessments will allow you to examine and review what you have learned about direct instruction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will examine your ability to:

  • Understand when direct instruction is an appropriate instructional method
  • Understand the difference between student-driven and teacher-driven instruction
  • Understand which topics are best suited for direct instruction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related direct instruction lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as direct instruction and constructivism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when to use different instructional methods

Additional Learning

Find out more about direct instruction by reviewing the accompanying lesson on the Direct Instruction Teaching Method. This lesson will help you to:

  • Define and understand direct instruction
  • Understand the role of constructivism in classroom instruction
  • Identify the major features of constructivism
  • Understand the importance of matching appropriate instruction to each learning activity
  • Know and understand when it is most appropriate to use direct instruction
  • Understand how to use direct instruction with other teaching methods