We talked about this so long ago, but my middle school students need to formally write them now ( no more oral student to student working for us) and I found this page on-line.
It has lots of different ideas.
--- In email@example.com, "Brandy" <bergiemoore@...> wrote:
> I wrote this up a couple of days ago in response to a different question but the lesson applies to your situation as well:
> What if the "homework" were something they could work on after the class assignment? Like a reflection of work done that day. You can also have it be graded by peers. They have to spend the last part of class, or even the first part of the next class, reflecting on the week's assignment and talking about it. You can float between the groups of 4 or 5 giving each person 2 minutes to talk about their work. I don't do do this every week, but making the kids talk
> about their work made many of them more interested in it (honestly, it did.)and want to do better. It also gave them good points to reflect on from what they heard their peers talk about.
> And in your situation, nothing says closure like a reflection on the work done. :)
> Good luck and congrats on your positive review,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, stormy939@ wrote:
> > When I had my last observation, I did everything ok, up to giving
> > assessments on sticky note pads at the end, but one thing I misses, was showing
> > closure in the lesson.
> > Does anyone have any good ideas on how to have closure in an art lesson?
> > Thanks in advance for any of your wonderful ideas.