This is completely driving me crazy. We did it in my last school too but they weren't as nutso about it. If my kids said, "we're learning about characters and setting" that would have been good enough. Here, they want them to know ALL of it as well as the "how" they're doing it. We have to have "learning objectives" for each lesson, and they want it so that if the P or anyone else comes in and asks a kid what the objective is, they should be able to say it right away. A lot of these are pre-made for the lessons based on the curriculum. Many of my kids just can NOT do this. I write the objective on the board, where it stays for the lesson. I say the objective, we say it together, and then I ask them to tell their partner what it is. Then I call on a kid or two randomly to say it, reminding them that anyone could be asked, not just kids who want to answer. Many of them don't even know it when I call on them after we JUST went over it. If they don't, I review it again and make the whole group say it with their partner again. Even if that works, by the time we get to the end/independent work half of them have forgotten it. They know it's on the board, but I'd say only about half of them read well enough to read it word for word correctly. The past two days the P has come in to ask kids and both of them didn't know (both VERY low, one non-reader and one almost non-reader). I feel like it's such a waste spending SO much time getting kids to spit out an objective, but for walkthroughs this is pretty much the main thing I'm getting evaluated on. How do you get them to do it?