English Articles

Overcome Performance Hurdles: Introducing Our Spelling Mastery Toolkit

This Spelling Mastery toolkit is designed to provide comprehensive support for schools implementing the Direct Instruction spelling program, Spelling Mastery.

How to Teach Pre-Writing Skills Using Explicit Direct Instruction  

Pre-writing skills are the bedrock of a child's ability to write. Early development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and pencil grip is crucial. For example, fine motor activities like cutting with scissors, stringing beads, and manipulating playdough help...

Teaching the PEEL Paragraph Structure Using Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) in Australian Classrooms 

The PEEL paragraph structure is a crucial tool for developing students' writing skills, particularly in constructing logical and persuasive arguments. This article explores the significance of PEEL in English instruction and its alignment with the Australian...

Teaching Reading Mastery Using Direct Instruction 

Direct Instruction (DI) offers a highly structured approach to teaching reading through carefully planned steps. It breaks down lessons into small, manageable units, building on each other. DI uses explicit teaching with clear, simple language and demonstrations,...