Sunday, April 19, 2015

Exit Tickets

Hi friends! Jessica here from Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten and I am here to bring you one of my favorite tools to try out with your kiddos!

Do you use Exit Tickets in your classroom? Maybe you've heard of them, but weren't really sure how they would work in kindergarten.  Well let me tell you how perfect they are for little ones, and how impressed your administrators will be with your data-driven instruction. Here's a quick crash course in Exit Tickets with a sweet sample at the end for you to try out in your class!

  • To provide closure to lesson
  • To allow time for student reflection on learning
  • To gather evidence of student understanding
  • Whole group to get information about whole class understanding
  • Small group to get information about small group lesson
  • To quickly determine which students have it, which ones need a little help, and which ones will need more instruction
  • Guide planning of future lessons based on responses
  • Add to student portfolios as evidence of learning/progress
  • Send home to parents so they can see what they are doing at school
  • Use responses as starting point for lesson, asking students if the response shows understanding of the concept or if the student needs to rethink their response
General Reflection:
  • What are 3 things you learned today?
  • What is one question you still have?
  • What do you need more practice with?
  • Rate your understanding of _______ from 1-10.
  • The most important thing I learned today is...
  • I need help with...
  • I would like to learn more about...
Content Based:
  • Choose a particular concept/standard to assess understanding
For example I created Exit Tickets for each of the Math Common Core State Standards in Kindergarten and First Grade.  You can view them here:


  • Exit slips can be differentiated for english language learners, students with varying reading abilities, students with learning disabilities, different levels of students and young students. Here are some ideas for differentiating:
  • Have a variety of exit tickets available
  • Allow students to work on exit tickets in pairs or groups
  • Allow students to respond verbally
I hope you find ways to use this fantastic resource in your classroom.  If you'd like to try them out, here is a free sample you can use to get started!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the freebie! Too often, I 'run out of time' to do a closure for lessons even though I know how important it is. This might just hold me more accountable!
    Always Kindergarten