Exit Tickets & Informal Assessments

Explore Tried and True Strategies for Informal Assessment

Overview:

Finding out what your students understand can feel like pulling teeth. Check out these tried and true resources for "Checking for Understanding".

53 Ways to Check For Understanding- Here Are Our Favorites!!!!

Summary Poem Activity
  • List 10 Key Words from an assigned text.
  • Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.
  • Write a summary of the reading based on the words you highlighted.


So What? Journal

  • Identify the main idea of the lesson. Why is it important?


Explaining

  • Explain the main idea using an analogy


Advertisement:

  • Create an ad, with visuals and text, for the newly learned concept.


Muddy Moment:

  • What frustrates and confuses you about the text, Why?


Talk Show Panel:

  • Have a cast of experts debate the finer points of _______________________.


Double Entry Notebook:

  • Create a two-column. Use the left column to write down 5-8 important quotations. Use the right column to record reactions to the quotations.


Twitter Post:

Define_____________ in under 140 characters.


Top 10 List:

  • What are the most important takeaways, written with humor?


Misconception Check:

  • Given a common misconception about a topic, students explain why they agree or disagree with it.



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