Purpose: To engage students in summarizing their learning
Description: Using this strategy, students will synthesize learned information, skills, and processes by writing an Exit Slip. An Exit Slip can be a One Sentence Summary of what students learned or can be used in a variety of other ways. Other uses are: to answer a review question, to pose a question related to the topic studied, to make a short list of facts learned, to set a learning goal for the next day, etc.
Prior to using the Exit Slip as a summary activity in your classroom, decide upon its purpose (including whether or not it will be used as an assessment or evaluation tool).
During the last 5-10 minutes of class, inform students of the purpose/task associated with their Exit Slip.
Tell students to take out a half-sheet of paper and complete the assigned Exit Slip.
As students exit your classroom that day, collect their Exit Slips as a pass out the door.
Hint: Exit Slips are a great way to assess your own teaching. They will often indicate whether or not students understood the presented material. When used to pose a question, they can provide discussion questions for the next day's lesson.