Explicit Direct Instruction

At Yarralinka Primary School we believe that the instructional practices used by all of our staff needs to be based on designing well-crafted lessons that explicitly teach year level content to all students. This is why the school has adopted its explicit teaching approach. Explicit teaching requires teachers to clearly explain to students what they are learning, how it connects to what they already know, how to do it and what it looks like when they have succeeded. The explicit teaching approach has been used to create a whole-school approach to lesson delivery called the "Yarralinka Lesson Model" (YLM). The YLM consists of seven elements, which are:

* Hook
* Review
* Lesson intention and success criteria
* Modelled teaching
* Guided practice
* Independent practice
* Reflection