If you’ve been following along, we are diving into designing instructional sequences (aka lesson plans) using the 5E Model. Engage, Explore, Explain, and now ELABORATE! Another misunderstood phase of the 5E Model, Elaborate is often tacked on at the end of a unit as an unnecessary “fluff” project that teachers tight on time might as well leave out. In reality, Elaborate is where vital practice happens. It’s where students apply their new understandings to cement those very concepts. They .