"A further criterion for meaningful
learning to have taken place is that, individuals must relate the new
knowledge to the relevant concepts and propositions that they already
Novak & Gowin, 1984
Before students leave for the day or switch classes, they must complete
an exit ticket that prompts them to answer a question targeting the big
idea of the lesson.
IMPLEMENTING THIS ACTIVITY
- Determine what question to pose on the exit ticket.
- Ask yourself: “If I’ve taught this lesson to my students
well, what one question should they be able to answer to prove
to me they got the big idea?”
- Once the big idea of the lesson has been identified, the question
can be determined.
- When creating the question, remember that both students and teacher
will benefit most from a question that requires a synthesis of
newly and previously learned information and an application of
new knowledge in relation to themselves.
- Enter the question on the Exit Ticket template.
- At the beginning of class, distribute the Exit Ticket. Take a moment
to describe the directions and expectations for the Exit Ticket.
Distributing this at the beginning of the lesson will help students
focus on the most important ideas.
- Give students time at the end of the lesson to complete their exit
- Have the students line up at the end of the period and turn in their
exit ticket on the way out. Now, students can congregate at the door
with a purpose!
- Review the tickets and allow the data to inform future instruction.
A Verbal Exit Ticket
- Have students line up at the door at the end of the period and as
they leave they must share an idea or concept they learned from that
class. Each student must give a different answer. No copying!
As the students stand in line, they can discuss different possibilities
with their peers.
- Students record a fact, concept, or question related to their assigned
reading and hand it in as they enter the classroom. The teacher may
prefer to assign a guiding question. An admission ticket serves
as a great technique for reading/homework check.
► The Writing Across the Curriculum Guide;
Northern Nevada Writing Project
► NEA: Works4Me – Teaching Teachniques – Self Knowledge; http://www.nea.org/tips/teachtec/selfknow.html
► Strategies for getting the most from textbooks Instructor; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0STR/is_5_112/ai_96810481
► Exit Tickets << Principal Kendrick; http://kendrik2.wordpress.com/2007/02/18/exit-tickets/
► Exit Slips; http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_content/bestpractice/exit/index.html