Finley, T. (2015, December 15). 22 Powerful Closure Activities.

Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the improper use of Madeline Hunter’s lesson plan model (PDF) as a de facto checklist of eight mandatory teaching practices — anticipatory set, objective and purpose, input, modeling, checking for understanding, guided practice, independent practice, and closure — a custom that Hunter decried in 1985 (PDF). Although it offers multiple benefits, please don’t view closure as a professional must-do.

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