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Following Instructions Together

Author(s): D. Sue Vernon, Jean B. Schumaker, and Donald D. Deshler

Publication Info: Edge Enterprises, 2001

Available from Edge Enterprises

Following Instructions Together is designed to teach students concepts and strategies associated with following instructions effectively. They learn how to verify instructions, from simple oral directions to more complex written and oral instructions. They also learn to check their written assignments before turning them in to ensure they have followed all instructions.

In a field test involving 20 elementary teachers and their students, results indicated that the students learned and applied the concepts and strategies of effectively and productively working with partners to follow simple and complex instructions. Significant differences were found between students who participated in the Following Instructions Together program (experimental group) and students who did not (comparison group). Students in the experimental group answered significantly more questions correctly about community concepts and followed complex instructions significantly more accurately than students in the comparison group.

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