Multiple studies show that students must use a new word 10-15 times with varied repetitions in order to assimilate the word into their personal lexicon. I've created this new vocabulary exit slip with the intention of providing some varied repetitions to put your students on the road toward achieving the 10-15 goal.
The student writes the new word, defines it (either formal or in the student's own words), then writes in in a sentence. This provides two repetitions. Then, using language functions that support Language Learners, the student pairs up and shares his/her definition. The students compare definitions, stating how they are alike and different, then share sentences. Three more repetitions! There are boxes so that the students can check off these completed actions. The student writes his/her partner's sentence, then synthesizes the two sentences to make a new one. Two more repetitions!
The students have now used multiple levels of cognitive complexity and engaged in seven repetitions of the word in the space of 10 minutes! The next day, have students find a new classmate and share their final sentences, use the word in conversation, and role play the teacher to a "new student." Three more repetitions!
Intended to be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, two to a page, these New Vocabulary summaries make the perfect Exit Ticket, summary of the class lesson, formative assessment or output side of the Interactive Notebook.