My class does “reflections” several times throughout the day. We write in language arts, math, and for morning work. I started to notice that my students were getting lazy with their sentence structure, handwriting, and thoughtfulness. Their reflections were the bare bones… just enough to get to move on to the next task at hand. So, I wanted to hone in on really sitting down to think about a topic, our learning, or our day. That’s where this unit comes in handy! These are quick writes that will help your students focus on a writing topic for just a short amount of time. The rubric at the bottom of the page allows students to self-check their work before turning it in.
The quick writes/tickets out the door are broken down into 6 categories:
15-Quick writes about familiar topics
19-Reflection exit slips: These can be used after a lesson to reflect, remember, and retain!
20-Your Choice! Students choose one of the options and defend it!
15-Quick writes about personal topics
10--Book Talks: Reflections to use after reading assignments
21- Ticket Out The Door: small slips to use at the end of a lesson or end of the day to reflect on learning