Lesson Closures

I was recently reading the July/August 2021 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section “Science For All” written by Kaitlyn McGlynn and Janey Kelly.  They wrote an article entitled “Wrapping It Up: Meaningful and Inclusive Lesson Closures to Recap the Day’s Learning.”

Lesson closure provides a time for students to pause and ponder what they have just learned during the lesson as well as where their level of understanding currently lies.  They discuss their favorite lesson closures, which include:

  • Whip Around
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Thumbs Up, Middle Thumbs, Thumbs Down
  • Stick it!
  • Any Questions?

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