Instructional Moves

3 Elementary School Experiments with Shaving Cream for the End of the Year

In most areas of the United States, the warmer weather has both teachers and kids thinking about summer. For me, I started thinking about science that can be done outside! For instance, instead of doing our Gummy Bear Dare catapults for gummy bears, why not have kids design them for water balloons?!!! Then recently a …

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Our Complete Series On How To Use The 5Es In Your Classroom

Now that we’ve shared each phase of the 5Es with you, we wanted to do a final post that compiles all of our blogs for easy reference.  In our series, we explored each of the phases of the 5Es and also shared some teaching strategies to help you implement them in your classroom.   Overview …

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How To Use The 5Es Effectively – Teaching Strategies And Instructional Moves

The 5E instructional model helps teachers incorporate organic learning into their lessons. Because this is an instructional design model, the 5Es themselves are not taught to students (we have something else we use for students, which we will share with you in our next few posts). Here, we wrap up our series on the 5Es …

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How to Engage Your Students With “I think, I wonder”

Although the i5E model is typically used to teach science, the “I notice, I wonder” exercise can be incorporated into any subject to start an activity or to weave throughout an activity as a way to engage students and scaffold their interactions between the text and with each other. This technique works very effectively with …

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