On the occasion for the need for directed instruction, one helpful resource is Madeline Hunter's ideas of effective lesson planning. While our text book lays out the keys that teachers should consider in designing a lesson, this web site takes the lesson plan process one step further. As each step is explained, examples are given to clarify. Questions that teachers should ask themselves are offered. A bibliography is included at the end of the article. If you're looking for a short and sweet extension of Mrs. Hunter's ideas check this link out.