A checkpoint is a summative, pull-it-all-together type of moment in a lesson.

Here's an example of a checkpoint from Memoir Basics 4: Writing an eye-catching opener:

A banner tells students they are on a checkpoint page and that their replies can be graded. Checkpoint pages will usually have a bit of instruction and a snippet of authentic text for reference, before giving students a textbox for their own writing, and a reflection prompt.

Checkpoints are usually placed at the end of lesson.

There are two basic varieties:

  • Write a response that demonstrates several concepts from the lesson.
  • Combine, review, and polish the accumulated work from the lesson.