I have recently fallen in love with Exit Tickets. Why? I love quick (meaningful) assessments. I am not a “testing” teacher…meaning that I am not a fan of the standardized tests or any other test that stresses out a child…and/or me (the teacher.)
Exit Tickets provide a great deal of information for the teacher while assessing the child on a specific skill.
This week we are focusing on reviewing every skill before our “big, important” test next week. I wanted to “assess” the kids in a way that is fun but meaningful! I have been creating Exit Tickets for a few months now, and we have used them off and on. The kids really love them and I knew that a little more exposure to this type of quick informative assessment would be helpful! The kids do not even know they are being “assessed.” I love that!
We started on Monday with Text Structure…these are so hard for the kids. I have this anchor chart in my room though, so they were able to use it to guide their thinking.
I had to give a few of these back to some students so they could try again. But, that is okay, it was a great teaching moment!