A good exit ticket can be super useful tool for your classroom! A quick formative assessment at the end of the class period to just check in and see how your students are doing after a lesson is just what you need to direct your plans. After a little while, all exit tickets seem to be the same. Here are some ideas for different exit slips that will assess and engage your students!
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On story telling days, I love to do a quick listening assessment either with a simple True/False or multiple choice listening quiz. I’ll make a statement and they simply circle True or False, depending on the story!
You can give these quick quizzes in a few different ways. If you are required to get a certain number of grades recorded per week, it’s easy to use pre-made slips of paper for the students to record their answers. They don’t have to be huge to save on paper, ink, and your copy count, but having them ready to go helps streamline the process!
Ask the questions verbally, or project them and read them. Then, collect, grade, and enter into your grade book! When I do this, I am able to enter grades in the time between bells (four minutes) and still have enough time to circulate and greet students as they enter. It really is quick!
If you have been reading a novel, telling a story, or watching a movie, a prediction activity is a great way to help your students get excited about the plot!
Prompt students to think about what you covered in class, then ask them to guess what they think will happen next! Build buy-in, then check and see if any of your students were able to correctly predict the story!
You can also use exit slips to continue the lesson!
In this example, students are asked to create questions as if they were writing an assessment on the lesson. Then they have to provide the answers for the questions they wrote.
Some days, my students are using computers for EdPuzzle, Quizlet Live, or some other online activity! In those cases, a digital exit slip is a great option!
One upside to a Google Form is that you could easily turn on auto grade, as well as share the feedback via the students’ Gmail accounts! Each of my exit slips I use on paper I also have in a Google Form! That way I can just choose which fits best into my lesson plan for the day and use that.
What To Do With An Exit Ticket
After you’ve given your students an exit ticket, what are you going to do with it? I always try to make sure I at least flip through them right away between class periods. Some teachers use a board or box system to collect them so students sort their slip by how confident they feel immediately after completing it.
Just flipping through the slips can give you an idea right away to see if anything sticks out to you – like someone not understanding or multiple students having trouble with the same concept! Use that information to adjust your next lesson and work with your students’ needs.
Get Started With Exit Tickets!
Now that you have some ideas, you can create your own using some of the prompts I’ve shared here, or you can save time by picking up this set I’ve described above! Check out this set of 12 different exit tickets included in both Spanish and English as well as digital Google Forms versions in my store here.
You can print them off and keep them on hand to use, or post the Forms in Google Classroom to quickly and easily assess your students at the end of your lesson!