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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 i5Es Overview – How To

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Elaborate – How To Use Elaborate In Your Classroom

The elaborate phase of the 5E instructional model is where your students compare their information with their peer’s information and then apply what they have learned toward other contexts and lessons. Think of elaborate as the opportunity for students to say more about what they’ve found and learned. What is the purpose of Elaborate? Because the concepts we teach in

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Evaluate – How To Use Evaluate In Your Classroom

The Evaluate phase of the 5E instructional model involves student self-reflection and peer evaluation. It is very common for the Evaluate phase to overlap with Explain, especially if Evaluate is part of how students explain their work.  Students may also engage in this phase throughout the learning process as they take time to think about what they have learned. What

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