Direct Instruction

Presenter and Participant Materials


Direct instruction breaks down teaching into a series of steps. The research demonstrates the step-by-step sequencing and breakdown of academic content significantly benefits students understanding. This step-by-step strategy shows students how a thinking process can lead to accurate solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of Direct Instruction.
  • Learn how to apply the principles of Direct Instruction in the classroom/building.
  • Learn how to self-assess effective implementation of the seven steps of Direct Instruction.

Participant Materials

JoomagParticipant Slides: These files do not include the presenter notes. Files can be viewed online, on mobile devices, or printed. Click on the slide image to open the file in Joomag. From there, you can print or email participants. Another option is to use the direct link shown below each image. You can copy and paste that link into an email.
MO EDU-SAIL Learning Packages Direct Instruction

Participant Handouts: zip file iconPreparatory reading, additional handouts and worksheets, practice profile, and fidelity checklist are posted below.

Direct Instruction Handouts



Presenter/Consultant Materials

In addition to the participant materials, the Power Point files with detailed presenter notes are available for each learning package. For some packages, additional presenter resources are also suggested.

Presenter Power Points with Notes

ppt iconDirect Instruction Presenter PowerPoint


Implementation Supports:

Word document iconDirect Instruction Practice Profile  (Also located in the Direct Instruction participant handouts)

Excel-icon Direct Instruction Fidelity Checklist



Word document iconDirect Instruction Reference List