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Some Questions for Exit Tickets
Found a summary of an article about Exit Tickets in the Marshall Memo. I get the Marshall Memo weekly and it includes summaries about different articles in education. I thought this article was awesome enough to share with you!
The authors suggest 3-5 short questions make a good exit ticket. They recommend multiple-choice or short-answer questions linked to the lesson's learning target and focused on key skills or concepts that students should have grasped.
Exit tickets can be pencil-and-paper, but technology makes collection and analysis quicker and easier – Poll Everywhere, Google Forms, clickers, and other apps.
I particularly liked these examples of effective questions:
- Name one important thing you learned in class today.
- What did you think was accomplished by the small-group activity we did today?
- Write one question about today’s content – something that has left you puzzled.
- Today’s lesson had three learning targets. Which of the three do you think was most successfully reached? Explain. Which was not attained? Why do you think it wasn’t
- Read this problem and tell me what your first step would be in solving it.
- One of the goals of this class is to have all participants contribute to the seminar. How well do you think this was achieved today?
- Do you have any suggestions for how today’s class could have been improved?
- I used the blackboard extensively today. Was its organization and content helpful to you in learning? Why or why not?
- Which of the readings you did for class today was most helpful in preparing you for the lesson? Why?
- We did a concept map activity in class today. Was this a useful learning activity for you? Why or why not?
Math data team worked on a Breakout Box. What is a breakout box? It's kind of like a breakout room...you know....locked in a room with a zombie?! Ask them, I think they will say it was fun! And we could use it with the kids! If you are worried about missing out, am planning one for all of us to do during one of our in-services.
Rebecca Caudill Selection Committee
Laura Kelly (LRC Director from Edgewood), Melissa Love (LRC Director from Meadowview) and I are on the Rebecca Caudill Selection committee. We went down on Friday night last week and worked all day Saturday to come up with a list of 20 books for Rebecca Caudill award. I know you think I am crazy for sitting all day talking about books!
Comprehensive Literacy Conference
Brooke, Julie and I attended a conference around literacy. We were able to pick up a multitude of ideas to use in ELA classrooms to help students become smarter! I'm sure they'd love you to ask about it!