As teachers, we spend hours planning lessons. However how much consideration do you give to the end of your lessons or to a closure activity? In the last few weeks, I have come across several articles about how to end lessons so I wanted to dig a bit deeper.
As you probably know, I am a big fan of starting a lesson with warm-up activity but how we end our lesson is also important for student learning.
Here are some reasons why teachers should use closure activities:
· to check for understanding and gather feedback
· re-state and emphasize important information from the lesson
· tie up loose ends
· correct any misunderstandings or confusion
Closure is also important for students because it can help them to: