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ERIC Number: EJ1146102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Lesson Closure: An Important Piece of the Student Learning Puzzle
Ganske, Kathy
Reading Teacher, v71 n1 p95-100 Jul-Aug 2017
As we seek ways to improve literacy teaching and learning, we need to be careful not to overlook lesson closure as an opportunity to solidify student learning. This Teaching Tip describes the importance of taking time at the ends of lessons, days, and weeks to revisit what students have learned as a means for helping them synthesize and assimilate their understandings. Every lesson ends, but effective lessons do more: they "close"; namely, they bring about a satisfying sense of learning by cycling back to the "what," "why," and "how" of the learning so that students can take away lasting understandings. The author draws on personal experiences and presents an example of the role that student newsletter writing can play in this process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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