This learning log exit slip is a routine and procedure I use as a method of formative assessment and metacognition. This tool aids in student self-monitoring and helps keep students accountable for their learning.
I use this as a warm up and exit slip activity so students have the opportunity to self-assess if they have met the learning objectives of the lesson. Students also can keep track of their prior and future learning connections that tie to the learning goal. There is a place for students to write down any questions they have, reflect on the most important parts of the lesson they learned, and their favorite part of the lesson so that I can make sure to continue to use activities that students enjoy and feel are effective in helping them reach the learning targets.
When I collect the exit slip, I use the information to guide my planning based on student data. This learning log helps me to be aware of content misconceptions so that I can address them at the end of class or during the next class.
The learning log provides a template to base academic discourse surrounding the learning objectives and helps me to keep track of the students who turns in their homework on time and works on the warm up (with a stamp) in class for class participation grades.
The stamping allows for me to provide immediate positive feedback for starting their warm up on time and bringing their homework in class.
How I use the Learning Log Exit Slip:
1. Students pick up learning logs on their way in classroom.
2. As students finish their warm up, they begin to copy down the objective and translate it into their own words. They immediately are asked to start thinking about what they are learning for that day, why it’s important (future applications), and what prior knowledge the lesson will build on.
3. Throughout the class period students are asked to continue reflecting on prior knowledge connections they make to the new content, as well as future applications they realize they may have with the new content.
4. As an exit slip the students will fill out the back of the learning log.
a. Students are asked to reflect on the three most important things they feel that they learned.
b. Students write down any questions they have.
c. Students reflect on their favorite part of the lesson.
d. Students self-score on where they feel they are for each objective of the day
➢ 4 = I could teach it
➢ 3 = I got it, but could use more practice
➢ 2 = I’m starting to understand, I need more practice.
➢ 1 = I don’t understand or was not able to do this.
e. Students circle yes or no if they feel overall they achieved the learning objective.
**This learning log is designed to be printed double sided so that students receive half sheets of paper