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Create 5E Model Plans (Part 1)

Users can create their own classroom plans using the 5E Model template specifically designed for comprehensive and quality instruction. Note that this functionality may be restricted by the district.

This particular template is widely used for all subjects, except for ELAR/SLAR, which has its own template format.

SITE ACCESS: Tools > My Content > My Plans 

 

Click on the Tools drop-down in the site’s main navigation menu, and select the My Content option.

site's main navigation menu with an outline around the tools drop down and an arrow pointing to the my content option

 

My Plans is the default landing page for the My Content section. Click on the Create New Plan button in the upper corner of the page.

top of my plans page with an arrow pointing to the create new plan button

 

Enter a Title for your plan by manually typing the title or copy/paste from an existing document.

create a new plan window with an arrow pointing to the title text entry field

Select the Plan 5E Model option from the drop-down selection, then click the Continue button. 

create a new plan window with an outline around the template type drop down and an arrow pointing to the plan 5 e model option

NOTE: The 5E Model can be used for any non-ELAR/SLAR plan (i.e. Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.).

 

On the Editing Plan page, the Title field will be automatically populated; however, you may edit this field at any time (if desired).

the top of the editing plan page with an arrow pointing to the title text entry field

 

Note that it is most ideal to periodically click the Save button (top right corner) as you progress through the plan creation process to ensure you do not lose any information. 

the top of the editing plan page with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Select the appropriate Grade, Subject, and Course (if applicable) from the lists provided.

the top of the editing plan page with arrows pointing to the grade 8 option and science subject selections

 

Enter a Unit #, Lesson #, and Suggested Duration for the lesson.

the unit number, lesson number, and suggested duration text entry fields with sample entries

 

To align the appropriate TEKS to your plan, click the Manage Alignments button in the TEKS section.

the teks section with an arrow pointing to the manage alignments button

 

The Grade, Subject, and Course (if applicable) will be pre-selected for you based upon the earlier selections you made for the plan. You may use the provided search filters to modify these, if desired. Click the Search button to view the results and the Add button to choose the desired standard.

the mangage standards window showing the standard search results column with arrows pointing to the add button and search button, respectively

The selected alignments will appear in the Current Academic Standards column. Click the Save button when you are done.

the manage standards window showing the current academic standards column with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Scroll down to the Performance Assessment(s) (PAs) section and click the Manage Assessments button to align the appropriate Performance Assessments to your plan.

the performance assessments section with an arrow pointing to the manage assessments button

 

Use the search filters provided to locate the PAs you would like to align to your plan.

the search performance assessments window with an outline around the grade, subject, unit, and keyword search filters and an arrow pointing to the search button

Select the PA(s) by clicking the respective Add button(s). 

the assessment search results area showing a sample performance assessment in the list with an arrow pointing to the add button

Click the Save button when you are done.

the search performance assessments window with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Add Key Understandings and Guiding Questions to the plan using the text editor box by typing or copying/pasting text. The toolbar provides additional customization options. 

the key understandings and guiding questions section with an outline around the sample text in the text entry field

Click on the Add From My Favorites icon to select files from your My Favorites section or the District Resources Manager (schoolhouse) icon to select files shared by your district. 

the key understandings and guiding questions toolbar with arrows pointing to the add from my favorites icon and district resources manager icon, respectively

 

Add any pertinent Vocabulary to the plan using the text editor box by typing or copying/pasting text. The toolbar provides additional customization options (same as above).

the vocabulary section with an outline around the sample text in the text entry field

 

Add lists for any applicable Materials and Resources to the plan using the text editor box by typing or copying/pasting text. The toolbar provides additional customization options (same as above).

the materials and resources section with an outline around the sample text in the text entry field

 

Click the Save button along the top menu bar to confirm your selections and content entered thus far. To view what the plan will look like at this point in time, click the Preview button. 

the top of the editing plan page with arrows pointing to the preview button and save button, respectively

 

Next Steps...

To complete your plan, you will enter the instructional steps specific to the lesson(s) you will be teaching.

Click the link below to learn about completing the Instructional Procedures section of the 5E Model template:

5E Model: Instructional Procedures

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