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Explicit Teaching

The term explicit teaching refers to a method of instruction in which the teacher, who serves as a provider of knowledge, presents skills and concepts in a clear, systematic, and direct way that promotes student mastery. Explicit teaching refers to the type of direct, teacher-led instructional explanation a teacher employs when describing curricular content and procedures, strategy instructions, skills and concepts, and rules for memorization through verbally detailed explanations and examples. Explanations may include the teacher modeling a skill or concept, followed by the teacher guiding and providing feedback as the student practices applying the skill or concept. Students are provided many opportunities to apply, independently, the skill or concept so as to ensure their mastery and generalization of the skill. Explicit teaching methods include ...

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