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TopicFree lesson plans for preschoolers on community helpers.
PostedMon, Jul 08th 2019 19:42 PM
What is Closure in a Lesson Plan? The closure is the time when you wrap up a lesson plan and help students organize the information in a meaningful context in their minds. This helps students better understand what they have learned and provides a way in which they can apply it to the world around them. A strong closure can help students better retain information beyond the immediate learning environment. A brief summary or overview is often appropriate; it doesn`t have to be an extensive review. A helpful activity when closing a lesson is to engage students in a quick discussion about what exactly they learned and what it means to them now.
Questions to "Think Aloud" as You Prepare Lessons:
~ Students: What are the academic, social, physical, personal, and emotional needs of my students?
~ Strategies: Which teaching strategies will best facilitate my students learning?
~ Grouping: Should I group heterogeneously or homogeneously? What size should my groups be?
~ Timing: When is the best time to do this lesson? Are there prerequisites my students should have mastered?
~ Materials: What materials and human resources do I need for the lesson to be successful?
~ Success: Was the lesson successful? Were my students interested? Did my students learn? What didn`t work? What will I do differently next time?
~ Sequence: What can I do next to build upon this lesson? How can I make it flow?
~ Rationale: What is the reason for doing this? What objectives will be accomplished?