How it works
After covering a topic, or as an exit ticket, have students write on an index card:
- 3 facts
- 2 questions
- 1 opinion
- Students record 3 things he/she learned, 2 things they found interesting and would like to know more about, and 1 question they still have about the material.
- Compare and Contrast: Students record 3 similarities, 2 differences, and one question they have about the material.
- Reading: Students record 3 most important ideas from the text, 2 supporting details, and 1 question they have about the text.
- Pyramid: Students draw a triangle and divide it into 3 sections. In the bottom section, students write 3 things they learned that day, in the middle students record 2 questions they have, and in the top students record 1 way the material covered in class is applicable to their everyday lives.
When to use:
This strategy can be used at any point during a lesson to provide students opportunity to reflect on their learning. Some ways to use this strategy include:
- Checking for Understanding
- During class discussions for students to record their thoughts
- Closing activity/Exit Ticket