Suggested time allotments may vary 
5 E’s 
Questions for Planning 
Planning/Observation/Notes 
5 minutes 
Engagement (WarmUp)
q Objective stated written/orally
q
Focuses students on key skills
q
Defining a problem
q
Literature experience
q
Problem of the day 
What
should students know and do as a result of the lesson?


25 minutes 
Exploration (Teach)
q
Cooperative grouping
q
Learn Activity (lab)
q
Review homework
q
Whole class exploration
q
Use of manipulatives
q
Use of technology (calculators, software,
internet, etc.)
q
Demonstration/modeling of concepts
q
Questioning strategies 
What
will students do together (whole group and/or small group) to use the new concepts
or skills? What is your motivating task? What prior knowledge will they need
use in the exploration of the task? 

20 minutes 
Explanation (Teach)
q Vocabulary development and review
q
Guided practice
q
Independent practice
q
Clarification of misconceptions 
How
will you aid students in constructing meaning of new concepts? How will you introduce
new skills or procedures? What vocabulary is important for understanding the concepts?


20 minutes 
Elaboration (Practice)
q Flexible grouping
q
Independent activities
(e.g., worksheet)
q
Word problems
q
Problem of the week/games 
What
opportunities will students have to use the new skills and concepts in a meaningful way?
How will students expand and solidify their understanding of the concept and apply it to a realworld situation? How will students demonstrate their mastery of the essential learning outcomes? 

5 minutes 
Evaluation(Assess)
q Journal
q
Student centered evaluation
q
Focus for next lesson
q
Closure/review of daily activity 
How
will you assist students in reflecting upon what they learned today and preparing for tomorrow’s lesson? How will you ensure that all students have mastered the identified learning indicators? How will you assess their learning? What homework will be assigned to help students practice, prepare,
or elaborate on a concept or skill taught? 
