Instructional Strategies, CI 5810/7810

Dr. Charles J. Rop

The 5-E Model for Planning Instruction

Based on the BSCS model for lesson planning

Phase of Model Description of phase, teaching strategies and questions Activity suggestions
Engage Determine student prior knowledge
  • What do students already know about this topic?
  • How can I motivate students?
Questions, pre-tests, demonstrations, present discrepant events, drawing concept maps, telling stories that come from personal experience
Explore Students are hands-on/minds-on
  • What will students do?
  • How will students be actively engaged in exploration?
Meaningful activities (Not just fun things to do)

Students do things together that generate questions, wonder and delight in the topic

Students wonder about prior conceptions

Explain Discussion
  • Process content with students
  • Clarification, elaboration, reflection, questions raised in exploration
Students look back at meaningful activities and process data

Students review and deal with what they learned in doing the activities

Assessment of learning to this point. How will you know what individuals learned so far?

Extend/Elaborate/Take action Real life applications
  • Actively apply concepts to new situations and new problems
  • Students do activities that logically follow what came before
Address what students are learning

Design activities to extend student learning and have students understand how these activities naturally follow

Students help design these activities based on prior learning

Students do the activities

Students research what others know about their topic

Evaluate Assess student learning
  • How will you know what individuals actually learned?
  • What do students know now that they didn't know before?
Creative and alternative assessments of student learning

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