When designing instruction for my students, I utilize Anita Archer‘s lesson plan format to deliver content.  Anita Archer describes explicit instruction as systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students.

Each of my lesson plans are written in the following format:

I Do (Initial Instruction)

  • New skills/concepts introduced in direct manner
  • Teacher models and explains

We Do (Guided Practice)

  • Students practice what the teacher modeled
  • Teacher provides prompts and immediate feedback
  • Teacher provides supported application
  • Students apply the skill as the teacher scaffolds instruction

You Do (Independent Practice)

  • Students practice skill independently

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