These ticket slips are a great way to engage your students, maximize your time in the classroom, build towards equitable classroom discussion participation and get a quick formative assessment of student understanding.
1. Print out the ticket-slip cards, one for each student (Using 1-sided recycled paper is a great way to stay sustainable with this activity.)
2. At the beginning of each class have students get a ticket-slip and answer any question you wish to pose to your class. (Question can be a review question from the day before, used to determine what information needs to be reviewed. Or the question can be used for a quick look at what your students already know about a new subject)
3. Place the completed ticket-slips in a bucket or bowl and randomly pull ticket slips out out of the basket during the lesson to elicit students response to questions or the student's ideas about a subject.
Additional Teacher Notes
-In my classroom, students get a ticket-slip and must answer the question posted on the board and get their other supplies ready for class to start before the timer I set goes off. (Usually about 3.00 minutes, if all students succeed then the class as a whole gets rewarded points towards "technology time")
-Having a student randomly pull out ticket slips is a good way to engage students with the activity.