Using exit slips is a great tool for formative assessment. Reading through students’ responses will give you an idea of how well they grasped the lesson. I’ve also found that students attend more carefully when they realize they will be expected to show what they have learned.
In this packet, there are 8 different exit slips that can be used for any lesson in any subject area. Most of them require a very quick response. The “3-2-1” sheet is a bit more in-depth and will require a bit of extra time for students to complete.
~Ready to soar/Salt on my tail feathers: Students write one thing about the lesson that they are ready to soar with and one thing that has them weighed down--like there’s salt on their tail feathers.
~Explain it to the alien: Students write one very important thing about the lesson.
~3-2-1: Students write 3 things they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing that they want to know more about.
~Draw a face: Students draw a face to indicate their level of understanding.
~What stuck with you today: Students write 1 or 2 things that really “stuck” with them about the lesson.
~Smooth driving/bumpy road: Students choose whether the lesson was smooth or bumpy and write one thing they learned and/or one thing they have a question about.
~Color the traffic light: Students color red, yellow, or green to indicate their level of understanding.
~Students write one thing they learned, one thing they want to know, and/ or one thing they have question about.