Reflection: Checks for Understanding Cause and Effect with "Jimmy's Boa" Day Two - Section 4: Closure


     Like many teachers, I struggled with the closure part of my lessons.  Before doing the Master Teacher Project it would be very common for me to even forget to do a closure.  During this project and by doing the research I've done to produce quality lessons for you, I've learned that doing a closure is important for your students.  I did some research and found out just how important a closure is to the lesson.  You can read this article and see why a closure is vital to your lessons.  So I've really tried to improve this part of my lessons.  I still don't like doing long closures, so I've tried to make them as fun as possible.  You can tell from the video that by simply throwing a koosh ball around and recapping our learning that students are engaged and are having fun.   I found this great resource online 40 ways to leave a lesson.  It gives many great suggestions for closures. 

  Checks for Understanding: Don't Forget the Closure
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Cause and Effect with "Jimmy's Boa" Day Two

Unit 7: Cause and Effect With "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash"
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT identify and record the cause and effect relationships in the second part of the story and then be able to answer questions about the story.

Big Idea: The chaos in the story continues. We will continue to analyze how the interactions between the characters cause the events in the story to happen.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Fiction (Reading), Reading Comprehension, Cause and, cause and effect
  45 minutes
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