Summary and Reflection
Following the neriage discussion, be sure to save time (at least 5 minutes) for the class to generate a lesson Summary, followed by time for students to write individually in their math journals about what they learned. The Summary can be initiated with a question like “What did we learn as a class today?” followed by sharing ideas. As you plan the neriage, you should have developed a clear statement of the summary you hope will emerge from the lesson, but it is powerful to use students’ own language to create the Summary on the board. If students do not summarize their learning in the way you hoped, this is powerful (if disappointing!) feedback for you.