Here is a blog by my colleague Glenda Morris on the 5 E's, used by the Science Department in my previous school


Each of the 5 E’s describes a phase of learning.
1. Engage – attempts to find out what students already know on the whole topic and elicit their prior knowledge and should assist students to become engaged in the concept, skill or process to be learned and raises questions.

Consider KWL Charts , concept maps or other graphic organisers, drawing pictures, open questions, discussions …
2. Explore – allows students have hands-on experience of the topic or skill and challenges students tackle the phenomenon and describe it in their own words. Students can ask questions, test their ideas, investigate and attempt to solve problems.
3. Explain - this stage follows once students have explored the topic or skill being studied, the explanation follows the experience. The teacher allows students to demonstrate their current level of understanding with the teacher using to confirm students’ explorations and explanations are formalised with scientific vocabulary.
4. Elaborate- enables deeper learning to take place. Students extend their knowledge through student design investigations (SDIs) and importantly provides opportunities for them to consolidate their knowledge through applying it to different contexts and settings.
5. Evaluate- This phase encourages students to review and reflect upon their learning, new understanding and skills for the whole unit. Teacher also summatively assesses student understanding and skills against the standards.

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