SIM Content Enhancement Routines


The Content Enhancement instructional method uses powerful teaching devices to organize and present curriculum content in an understandable and easy-to-learn manner. Teachers identify content that they deem to be most critical and teach it using a powerfully designed teaching routine that actively engages students with the content. Teachers carry out instruction in partnership with students in a way that maintains the integrity of the content while meeting both group and individual needs.

All of the routines promote direct, explicit instruction. This type of instruction helps students who are struggling, but it also facilitates problem-solving and critical-thinking skills for students who are doing well in class.

Many Content Enhancement Routines are available with guidebooks in Planning and Leading, Higher Order Reasoning, Concepts, Explaining, and Increasing Performance. 

For more information, see SIM's Content Enhancement Routines.