Elaborating On Student Learning
Just a quick review – the Elaborate phase is all about providing opportunities for students to practice material independently. This means involving students in additional experiences that deepen their understanding of the explanation they reached, as well as opportunities to apply it to new contexts. Activities should be new but achievable — think “similar but new.”
Additionally, Elaborate provides an opportunity for students to use different modes of expression to share their explanations. For example, students who had verbally expressed their understanding could engage in tasks that require them to write, use diagrams, graphs, or mathematics to demonstrate the concepts.