Direct Instruction Resources


Strategies, procedures and forms developed by Haddox and others

Starting in 1968 and ending in June, 1995 the U. S. Department of Education funded the Direct Instruction Model of Follow Through Project (based at the University of Oregon). The original focus was research and development. During the 60’s through the early 80’s, exemplary instruction practices were implemented by thousands of teachers for the benefit of their students. During the later phase of the project the focus of Follow Through was on dissemination. Included now on this site are strategies, procedures and forms created for the Model teachers, administrators, and others related to Direct Instruction sites. We encourage you to copy files and information directly from the sections here.

Direct Instruction Presentation slide contents.

Direct Instruction Documents:

Education and Training Videos

Direct Instruction
Black and white video (1 hour), 1978

Overview and rationale for Direct Instruction produced and written by Haddox. Reel-to-reel tape segments contributed by Follow Through Project sites and by local classrooms in Eugene.

Challenge of the 90’s: Higher-Order Thinking
45 min. video, 1990

Overview and rational for Direct Instruction strategies. Home-video and other video footage from Follow Through and non-Follow Through teachers compiled by Haddox.

Follow Through: A Bridge to the Future
22 min. video, 1992

Direct Instruction school demonstrates approach. Produced and directed by Haddox. Principal, Thaddeus Lott, featured in interview. Region 4 Education District shot classroom footage; Houston Independent School District, in collaborative partnership with Follow Through Project, provided studio interview and editing.

Direct Instruction Training Series

Levels I, II, and III
Intensive Video Training and Practice
with Facilitator’s Guide/Participant’s Manual

Video series developed by Haddox and Silbert. Haddox presents information and demonstrations with classroom footage. Each series may be used with teachers, assistants, tutors, supervisors, administrators and others who may have had no prior DI experience. They may also be used as a thorough review of DI teaching or training techniques for those with DI experience, including consultants and trainers. The first tapes in both the Level I and Level II series present intensive pre-service training on basic Direct Instruction teaching techniques and classroom management strategies used in READING MASTERY and the equivalent lessons in FAST CYCLE. The first tape of each series may be used separately as an orientation to DI for school personnel, parents and community members. On the other pre-service training tapes for levels I & II, rationale and critical techniques are presented, demonstrated, and participants are lead through and then practice techniques. Periodically throughout training, classroom teaching demonstrations with students are shown.

Each series continues with in-service training. The focus of each of the in-service training segments is on the new formats and techniques introduced during a specific lesson range. All training for level III is contained on one tape. Each series may be used as basis for local college credit course.

Corrective Reading-Decoding B1, B2, C

A pilot training video series. This version was produced quickly to be available for training in one school district for Fall 1993. Does not include “live” classroom demonstrations that appear in the Reading Mastery series.


These and other DI videos are available from the non-profit Association for Direct Instruction via their Youtube channel: