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Explicit instruction implementation checklist

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Implementation checklists are a list of practical steps you can take to support the implementation of an evidence-based practice in your setting. This checklist focuses on implementing explicit instruction.  Have I...

  • Broken down the piece of curriculum/syllabus content down into smaller tasks for my students? (this is known as “chunking”)
  • Removed any parts of information that are not relevant, necessary or at the correct level of challenge for my students? (see formative assessment for learning where students are at)
  • created a learning objective to establish what students will need to know and produce by the end of the lesson?
  • communicated this learning goal to my students, and explained how it links to their previous work?
  • sequenced the instructional tasks so that they build on each other so that students can see their improvement?
  • allocated time in the lesson for students to practise using the new information before moving onto the next section of work?
  • designed worked examples designed to guide students through their first interaction with the work?
  • provided students with scaffolds that increase in their complexity and decrease in their modelling of skills as student proficiency grows?
  • planned some opportunities for feedback, including giving my students time to action the feedback, before moving onto the next chunk of work?
Publication date
2 December 2021
Last updated
11 January 2022
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