Entrance and exit tickets are a great strategy to work bell-to-bell and also to quickly assess student learning, but flipping through cards and papers can be time consuming and doesn't give you the big picture.
This poster/bulletin board allows you to quickly assess student questions, learning, concerns, or surveys. The file contains teacher instructions and a color file for printing out 36 twitter birds, numbered to match the students in your classroom. Students use post it notes to post the information you request. You can look at the entire board in an instant and know what you need to reteach, reinforce, or review. If you grade your tickets, you can enter them into your gradebook with a quick glance.
The birds print out in blue Twitter (Tm) colors but look great in gray scale as well. It takes about 20 minutes to build the board or poster and you can use it all year. I make mine part of daily procedures, so those bits of time left at the end of the period never go to waste.
Keywords: SIOP, sheltered instruction, ELL, ESL, motivation, entrance,exit, sponge, assessment.