Teaching Tip 19: Concept Checking
- Ask the students a question closely related to the target
concept. For example, if you are working on a third conditional sentence like
this: "I would have done my homework if I had had enough time", your concept
checking questions could be these: Did you do your homework? Did you have
enough time? If you're checking the understanding of instructions which say:
"Guess your partner's answers to the true or false questions below", you could
ask: Do you need to speak to your partner at this stage?
- It's another way of checking understanding (see
TT3 for further explanation).
I suggest thinking up concept check questions before the lesson
and jotting them down somewhere. I don't know about you but they never come to
me spontaneously when I need them in a lesson.
© Liz Regan 2003