Exit Ticket

6th grade, Language Arts


This activity is an exit ticket-type format for 6th grade language arts students, or any specific subject needs for assessment. We found a free app for students called Socrative Student. They can bring their own device to school, including an iPad or smart phone. You can also access the app as a web page at http://www.socrative.com, so students can bring a laptop depending on the type of device they own. This app includes educational games and activities set to the classroom level and subject, meant for interactive responses. The teacher can set types of questions, multiple choice, true/false, or short answer, about topics mentioned in class. The teacher has access to setting the question and seeing the percentage or right and wrong answers for each student, as well as the whole class. The app keeps all of the class data together and shows a general excel sheet after a quiz.

The overall purpose of an exit ticket in our classroom is to assess individual learning before moving on to a different topic the next day. It is important for the teacher to focus on what subject they are teaching, as well as how each student is taking in the information. The daily quizzes can even be completion/participation grade, since most of the responses are based on what they thought was interesting or didn't quite understand. The teacher will review each answer and spend a few minutes before the next class to clear up any confusion or blurry topics depending on the exit ticket.


Our class will have questions based on word meaning, figurative language, connotative meanings, tone, theme, setting, plot, point of view, audience, and citing. Any terms or important language art subjects taught on that specific day would fill the specific questions for an exit ticket. Some other topics included will be the types of reading and types of genres within stories. The format includes

  • 3 multiple choice or true/false questions: This tests the knowledge and urges for a convergent answer, or one right answer, to the class learning for the day.
  • 2 response questions, short answer: 1 thing student found interesting and 1 think student is confused about. This section focuses on divergent answers, where there are many possible answers due to opinionated and personalized learning

The response questions specifically target each student's point of view of our learning objective for the day. Lastly, we will have a roll of tickets at each table/desk, and the students will write their name on ticket and turn it into box when leaving classroom. The purpose of this would be to make each student responsible while using technology as a grade.