Check for Understanding

Check for Understanding

The Opportunity to respond is positively related to academic achievement.

Checking for understanding multiple times during classroom instruction, when giving directions, or while students are engaged in a project or activity is important. 

Checking for understanding gives the teacher a chance to reteach, to clarify instructions that students are indicating they don’t completely understand, and to redirect students’ focus in positive ways as they are engaged in an assignment, project, or lab/workshop activity.

Checking in a variety of ways is important.

Here are a few ideas that can easily be used in your classroom to check for understanding.

  • Check for Understanding
    • Multiple times
    • When giving directions
    • While students are doing a project or activity.
  • Why?
    • Reteach
    • Clarify
    • Redirect
Last modified: Monday, 2 July 2012, 11:49 AM