Engage- In this stage, students identify the task. It is here they make connects between past and present learning experiences. The foundation is laid out for the new task they are about to take on and learn about. The teachers must ask a question, define a problem, or show a surprising event to spark the students attention and focus them on the material. The students get motivated in the engage step.
Explore- In this stage, students gets directly involved with the material. They work together in peer groups and build common experience with the subject matter. The teacher acts as a guide as the students' inquiry process drives learning.
Explain- In this stage, students put experiences about learning into communicable form. Students articulate their ideas, observations, questions, and hypotheses. The teacher then imparts the properly terminology of the subject to the students. Creating works such as writing, video, drawings all provide evidence of progress and growth.
Elaborate- Next, students expand the concepts they have just learned about, make connections to other related concepts and apply their understanding. These connections led to new understandings and further exploration.
Evaluate- This is an ongoing diagnostic process that allows the teacher to gauge if students have attained understanding. Some tools that can be used are: rubrics, checklists, portfolios, student interviews, and problem-based learning products. This stage can be viewed as a continuous process. The learning process is open-ended and, therefore, opened to change.
Once the students have explored and discussed the pieces that make up the story, they will present their findings to their fellow classmates.
I will then take the pieces that they have identified in the story and tell the students the correct termanlogy for each piece of the story: setting, characters, plot, conflict, climax, resolution, and theme.
I will then present the students with several other classic stories (The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc) and have theme pick out and identify the common story element pieces that they discovered in Little Red Riding Hood.
I will base student progress on verbal group answers that are given, as well as, walking around to each group and listening to their collaborative group skills.