What you say matters: Instructional Language

Instructional Language of Explicit Instruction

instructional languageDo you use the instructional language of explicit instruction in all of your lessons?  Check out this list of sentence stems for each phase of instruction (introduction, modeling, guided practice and independent practice). Incorporating this language into your daily lessons will  maximize your students’ ability to learn content! This resource was created by the Utah Center for Reading Literacy.

Middle School Matters Field Guide Alignment

Cognitive Science and Advanced Reasoning
Principle 4: Provide timely, qualitative feedback on students’ learning activities
Principle 5: Select challenging tasks that require explanations, reasoning, and problem solving.
Principle 7: Promote self-regulated learning