Packed with strategies for lesson planning and delivery, this research-based book shows how implementing EDI can improve instruction and raise achievement in diverse classrooms.

Checking for Understanding (CFU): Verifying That Students are Learning

Checking for understanding (CFU): Verifying that students are learning

Figure 3.1 Checking for Understanding questions are interspersed continuously throughout a lesson.

“Students, I want to verify you're learning what I'm teaching …”

Part I: Checking for Understanding Defined

Continuous Checking for Understanding (cfu), implemented properly, is the backbone of effective instruction. Most educators are already familiar with the words “Checking for Understanding.” In fact, almost every observation, coaching, or evaluation form ever written contains words to that effect, such as “Teacher ensures that students are learning” or “Teacher monitors student learning.” Sit down with any group of teachers and ask them if they Check for Understanding. All heads will nod up and down in affirmation.

Now, go around the room ...

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