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Explicit instruction practice guide

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Explicit instruction involves fully explaining and effectively demonstrating what students need to learn. This guide outlines key practices for using explicit instruction in the classroom:

  • Break down complex skills and knowledge into smaller instructional tasks. 
  • Use worked examples to demonstrate what your students need to learn.
  • Provide opportunities for students to practise what they have already learned.
  • Organise lessons to keep students focused on the learning objective. 

This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering education practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning. 

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