two basic tenets of the direct instruction philosophy are: (1) If the student
hasn’t learned, the delivery system hasn’t taught, and (2) instruction should
be based on facts about the learner. The philosophy assumes that all students can learn, if
provided adequate instruction. This is why we are sure to use a reading program where teachers are able to differentiate their instruction and curriculum to suite the needs of EACH student in the class.
The Truth about Reading as told by Dr. Suess...
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
I can read in red. I can read in blue.
I can read in a pickle color too.
I can read in bed, and in purple, and in brown.
I can read in a circle and even upside down!
I can read with my left eye. I can read with my right.
I can read Mississippi with my eyes shut tight!
There are so many things you can learn about.
But…you'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
The more that you read, the more things you will know
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
If you read with your eyes shut you're likely to find
That the place where you're going is far, far behind
SO…that's why I tell you to keep your eyes wide.
Well...keep them wide open…at least on one side.