Definitions: Exit tickets and closure activities are a way for students to demonstrate understanding of the learning from a class period. They help teachers assess FOR learning. Using exit tickets and other closure activities allow students to reflect on their learning and share with teachers if the target has been met for the day.
Exit Tickets can be simple. It can be as easy as asking the following questions:
- What did I learn today?
- How do I know I learned it?
- What are my next steps?
By asking these questions, teachers give students a voice in their learning and get direct feedback as to whether or not the goals have been met. This is an opportunity for teachers to review class data and make instructional decisions based on the information.
Exit Ticket Ideas:
- Gaining Understanding on What Your Students Know – Edutopia
- Sample Exit Ticket ideas
- Why Use Exit Tickets
- 20 Ideas for exit tickets
- More about exit tickets
Closure Activities help teachers put a bookend on the learning for a class period. It helps to bring the conversation back to the learning target and success criteria for the day and offer one last opportunity for that lesson for students to synthesize the learning in preparation for what comes next.
Closure Activity Ideas:
- 22 Powerful Closure Activities – Edutopia
- 13 Effective Closing Activities for High School Students
- Lesson Closure Activities
- Lesson Closures with Examples
- Punctuate Your Learning Time