Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6–8: Structuring Lessons With the NGSS in Mind

NSTA Press Book

Instructional Sequence Matters shows how to make simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy for you to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, author Patrick Brown provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher. He explains that this teaching mindset helps students construct accurate knowledge firsthand, which is an important component of all science learning.

The book focuses on two popular approaches for structuring science lessons: POE (Predict, Observe, and Explain) and 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). You get guidance on how to create your own 5Es that translate the NGSS. And you get ready-to-use lessons featuring either a POE or 5E sequence to teach about heat and temperature, magnetism, electric circuits, and force and motion. Throughout, reflection questions spark thinking and help you develop the knowledge to adapt these concepts to your own classroom. Instructional Sequence Matters is a one-stop teaching resource for developing lessons that support both the NGSS and contemporary research on how students learn science best.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
9/1/2018

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Reviews (5)
  • on Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:41 PM

This text is useful to coaches and teachers alike. With many concrete examples, this book is easy to read and provides multiple examples of teaching with intention. Highly recommended!

Tyler Britt  (Raytown, MO)
Tyler Britt (Raytown, MO)

  • on Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:17 AM

When designing instruction, the instructional sequence matters to students. A well-designed sequence is similar to a narrative of a story, students remember and understand a logical presentation. Dr. Brown's book assists teachers with developing an understanding of why the sequence matters. He goes beyond the structure of the 5E and emphasizes the instructional moves behind the activities and how students use the information to construct meaning. Definitely a book which is worth your time as an educator to read.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:17 AM

When designing instruction, the instructional sequence matters to students. A well-designed sequence is similar to a narrative of a story, students remember and understand a logical presentation. Dr. Brown's book assists teachers with developing an understanding of why the sequence matters. He goes beyond the structure of the 5E and emphasizes the instructional moves behind the activities and how students use the information to construct meaning. Definitely a book which is worth your time as an educator to read.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:16 AM

When designing instruction, the instructional sequence matters to students. A well-designed sequence is similar to a narrative of a story, students remember and understand a logical presentation. Dr. Brown's book assists teachers with developing an understanding of why the sequence matters. He goes beyond the structure of the 5E and emphasizes the instructional moves behind the activities and how students use the information to construct meaning. Definitely a book which is worth your time as an educator to read.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:16 AM

When designing instruction, the instructional sequence matters to students. A well-designed sequence is similar to a narrative of a story, students remember and understand a logical presentation. Dr. Brown's book assists teachers with developing an understanding of why the sequence matters. He goes beyond the structure of the 5E and emphasizes the instructional moves behind the activities and how students use the information to construct meaning. Definitely a book which is worth your time as an educator to read.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)


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