The Lesson Closure is one of the principles of an explicitly taught lesson that contributes students being successful in learning and understanding the key concepts. It provides teachers with the opportunity to:
- Check for understanding (CFU) whether students have understood the Learning Intentions and demonstrated the Success Criteria of the lesson
- Review the main points, skills, facts and processes from the lesson.
Teachers can revise the concepts of the instruction in the Lesson Closure and check for understanding in a variety of ways including:
- Whole class answers such as: choral responses, whiteboards, gestures, journal entries or student reflections.
- Pair-share, for example the teacher instructs and says: ‘Partner A, tell Partner B what we learnt today’
- Calling on non-volunteers to answer questions that are carefully selected by the teacher about the lesson content.