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DI (Direct Instruction)

DI (Direct Instruction)

Students across the Centre engage in regular sessions of Direct Instruction Reading and Spelling. The program is teacher directed and follows a structure incorporating specific steps to guide the students toward clearly defined learning outcomes. The effectiveness of Direct Instruction is supported by substantial research.

The features of Direct Instruction (DI) at Leda ESC include:

  • Explicit, systematic instruction based on scripted lesson plans.
  • Ability grouping based on each child’s rate of progression through the program.
  • Emphasis on pace and efficiency of instruction – the lessons are designed to bring students to mastery as quickly as possible.
  • Frequent assessment which helps place students in ability groups and identify students who require additional intervention.


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