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Implementation of effective instructional practices supports student learning. Components of effective instruction apply to all levels of instruction, including core content area instruction (Tier I) and intervention instruction (Tiers II & III).

Explore the Features of Effective Instruction presentation to learn about four components of an effective lesson: explicit instruction, systematic instruction, ample practice opportunities, and immediate corrective feedback. The presentation includes examples and non-examples of these components in the area of reading. Components of effective instruction can be applied across content areas as well as in the area of behavior. When working with English language learners, effective instructional practices include the clinical teaching cycle.

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Features of Effective Instruction
Response to Intervention (RTI)

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General Education Classroom Teacher
School Administrator
Special Education Teacher