I was given the opportunity to watch a video of direct instruction lesson that was done by some previous MSMC teacher candidates for the social studies fieldwork experience. I thought that they did an excellent job. A few things that stood out immediately were that everyone was actively involved in presenting the lesson and there were smooth transitions to each part of the lesson. I also really liked how they got all of the kids involved in agreeing and disagreeing with a student's response to a question. It is a great way to get the whole class engaged. Their lesson was also fast past and presented the information in a clear manner with multiple opportunities to check for understanding. I also really liked the way they helped students fill in information in their graphic organizers along the way. That is something that in retrospect I wish we had done.