We all know that students should have the opportunity to review their learning at the end of a lesson, but how can this be achieved? Here's some ideas taken from a variety of websites.
List 3 things you learnt today
- Compare with a partner and justify your choices/ranking
- Write 3 top tips/golden rules for...
- Identify one other text type where these rules apply
- Write me a tweet about today's lesson (140 characters)
- Draw a spider diagram showing what you have learnt today
- Draw a mind-map showing what you have learnt today
Baseline and Final Point
- Students put questions on post-it notes at lesson start after
aims/objectives have been shared by teacher (good base-line exercise)
- Can they then answer the question on the reverse at the end?
- Continuum line at start and end of lesson. Where are they now?
If lesson aim was set as question, students answer question on whiteboards
- Set word limit for answer
- Require key technical vocabulary in answer
Write definitions for 3 new terms learned today
- Compare with partner and select best, justifying your
- How would you explain the definition to another pupil, an adult, a Professor?
Show finished class work to partner - judge against criteria provided by teacher (colour coding, +/-)
- Give each other a level or grade
- Set each other one target for improvement
Show extract from anonymous student's work - class identify 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses
- Give a level/grade against extended criteria
Prediction exercises - what will happen next?
- Why? Reason? Justify with evidence?
True or false? Relevant or irrelevant? Alike or different? Fact/opinion?
- Why? Reason?
- Justify with evidence
Draw a timeline or chart showing cause and effect, sequence, chronological order
- Highlight the hotspots/definitive moments in terms of...(sharpen the criteria for selection)