Elephango contains three types of lessons. These are:

  1. Skill Sharpener
  2. Quick Query
  3. Digging Deeper


Skill Sharpener



A Skill Sharpener is a short skill practice lesson with these features:

  • can be completed in less than one hour.
  • complements content acquired from another text or lesson.
  • gives a short explanation of a skill with examples and multiple opportunities to practice and apply.
  • often includes an interactive game or activity.
  • often includes a supplemental worksheet or activity page for extra practice.


Quick Query

A Quick Query is a brief lesson that introduces new content or further develops a topic already introduced. A Quick Query:

  • can be completed in less than one hour.
  • presents new information rather than a skill review.
  • includes a short activity to assess learning, such as a project, interactive, writing assignment, or worksheet.


Digging Deeper

A Digging Deeper lesson is an in-depth lesson that introduces a topic or further develops a topic already introduced. This lesson:

  • takes one hour or more to complete.
  • presents new information rather than a skill review.
  • includes a project-based activity to allow the student to demonstrate mastery and the ability to apply learning in a new way.
  • often encourages students to design their own project.