It's interesting. I'm currently studying for my last exam and the section dealing with instruction makes it clear that direct instruction is not the same as the lecture method. I always thought that the two were one in the same. From what I'm reading thoug, the difference seems to be that direct instruction involves student practice. I'm curious if anyone was lumping these two together like I was or if I'm just a fool lol The only difference seems to be that with the lecture method, kids don't really seem to have the opportunity to practice anything, ask questions, or respond to the content being learned.