A LYS Assistant Principal asks the following:


I have had some great conversations about Lesson Frames with my Teachers. Should the closing task be a separate task from the main activity of the lesson?

SC Response Great question. Don’t think, “task.” Think, “proof of learning.”

The Close (which occurs at the end of the lesson) is when the teacher provides all students the opportunity to articulate in their own words (usually a quick talk or quick write) the key understanding or take away from the lesson.  It is the “close” of the main lesson, not an add on.

In the teaching of a concept, the students will do stuff and things (listen, read, talk, write, etc.).  The purpose of the stuff and things is to facilitate the learning of the concept.  The Close ensures that the student have extracted the actual instructional intent from the stuff and things that they did.

I hope this helps you and your team.

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