Tool 4: Using the 5E instructional model to develop learning sequences
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In Tool 4 teachers use the storyline and conceptual flow based on the 5E model in Tool 3 and start to outline an instructional sequence. They apply each stage of the 5Es—engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate—and think about what the teacher does and what the students do in each lesson of the instructional sequence, while continuing to focus on the three dimensions of the NGSS. Teachers develop key questions for each activity and the ideal student responses. Using 5E analysis guides, teachers consider existing resources and activities to inform the design of their instructional sequence.