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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sample Applications of the Direct Instruction Model of Teaching in Seven Different Judaic Content Areas

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. Accordingly our mentees should know about the Direct Instruction Model of Teaching.

On the chart below you will find some additional lesson plan ideas in seven content areas that can be transmitted by the teacher using the Direct Instruction Model of Teaching.

Judaic Topic

Content Applications for the

Direct Instruction Model of Teaching



How to find a chapter and verse in the Tanach.



How to say and do various blessings correctly.


How to locate cities in Israel through the use of latitude and longitude.


How to pronounce the letters, vowels, and words correctly, how to conduct a conversation in Hebrew.



How to remove chametz from the house for Passover, how to correctly recite the prayers for each holiday.


How to sing Hatikvah correctly, how to convert dollars into shekels, how to convert miles into kilometers, how to speak elementary Hebrew when visiting Israel.



How to welcome a new member into the class, how to speak to an elderly person properly, how to resolve conflict with a sibling in a respectful way, how to properly follow classroom procedures, how to follow school rules during a fire drill.

On the next post we will begin our discussion of the third teacher-directed model of teaching, the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching.

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