Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson

A proven method for better teaching, better learning, and better test scores!

Explicit Direct Instruction® (EDI), an approach based on the premise that all children can learn, helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement for all learners, including English language learners and students with special needs.

In this teacher-friendly book, the authors combine educational theory, brain research, and data analysis to present a step-by-step guide for implementing the EDI method in diverse classrooms. Written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style, this resource provides elementary and secondary teachers with concrete strategies, detailed sample lessons, and scenarios that illustrate what EDI techniques look like in the classroom. Components of EDI include:

  • Checking for understanding
  • Setting clear lesson objectives
  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Developing conceptual understanding
  • Modeling of skills, and much more

Ideal for all content areas and grade levels, Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) shows teachers how to use this highly effective approach to improve instruction and achievement for every student.

EDI changed how we teach! Designing and delivering EDI lessons and strategies helped teachers meet the needs of all learners. We are now a California Distinguished School and Title I award winner. Our students know they can succeed!

—Susan Fitzgerald, Principal
Del Rey Elementary School, Sanger, CA

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