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Helping Kids Soar: Children Reaching Their Full Potential with Direct Instruction

Helping Kids Soar

Direct Instruction (DI) is often used to help students who are struggling academically. DI can be used to accelerate the learning of higher performing students, too. The 16-minute DVD, Helping Kids Soar: Children Reaching Their Full Potential with Direct Instruction, portrays two schools in different parts of the country that have used DI successfully with all children, including high performing students: Emerson Elementary in Alliance, Nebraska and Fickett Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Both schools follow a similar formula for achieving success:

The DVD shows how a careful implementation of Direct Instruction with NIFDI support can help bring out the joy and wonder of reading as it prepares students for advanced content. 

RESOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO
  pdf Video Guide  
  pdf Transcript  
 Helping Kids Soar (with subtitles in Spanish) 
 Translations and subtitles courtesy of Carlos Vílchez-Román and Juan Villaorduña Velarde.