A LYS Assistant Principal asks the following:

SC,

My math department is having a difficult time Framing the Lesson. Could you send me an example of a math objective and closing question in either Algebra or Geometry?

SC Response How about one for each class?

First things first, a Lesson Frame consists of:

1. An Objective: This tells the student in direct, concrete language what the class will learn today. This part of the lesson frame is the part that most teachers are familiar with, and the majority of implementation issues are seemly driven by a lack of planning or will. Translation – the objective usually isn’t the problem.

2. A Closing Question: This represents the key take-away or understanding for the lesson. In academic classes, students will address the closing question either verbally or in written form.  In performance classes, the students may demonstrate their understanding thru completing a product or task (performance class examples: my weld is straight or I play the song without missing a note).  Many teachers struggle with this because as instructors we spend a lot of time thinking about the activity of the lesson and not a lot of time thinking about the CRITICAL outcome of a SPECIFIC lesson.  Developing a good closing questions, consistently, does take training, practice and support.

Here is an example of an Algebra I Lesson Frame.

Objective: We will learn how to simplify expressions with exponents.

Lesson Activities: Lecture, Demonstration, Guided Practice, Individual Practice

Closing Question: I will write down and share the three most important things to remember when solving expressions with exponents.

Here is an example of a Geometry Lesson Frame.

Objective: We will translate figures on a coordinate plane.

Lesson Activities: Lecture, Demonstration, Guided Practice, Individual Practice

Closing Question: I will write down the difference between a figure and an image and explain why it is important to not confuse the two.

I hope you and your team find this useful.