Saturday, May 2, 2015

Upper Grades Common Core Exit Tickets

For almost this whole school year, I have had this idea in my head of how fantastic it would be to have Exit Tickets ready to go for each of the ELA Common Core Standards. As the year has gone on, I have found meaningful slips here and there, but nothing that was an all-in-one type of resource.

Well, what do I do when I'm faced with this conundrum? I just make it. I'm fortunate enough to have learned quite a bit over the past three years when it comes to making things for my classroom. Where I am now is LIGHTYEARS ahead of where I was when I first made classroom job tags and my first bulletin board sets. For the most part, I've learned a lot by getting on PowerPoint and playing around. Some friends have also given me great tips along the way. I'm so thankful for this teacher community where you can learn from each other.

With that being said, this is the most proud I've ever been about something I've made. These are now my babies. The two sets that are now finished are 4th Grade ELA Literature Standards and 5th Grade ELA Literature Standards. I am working on 4th Grade's Informational Text Standards next. My plan... is to finish all of the ELA Standard for both grades within the month. I know that I can meet that goal.

I am always making up exit tickets on the fly after a lesson on point of view or inference, now I have them all ready to go in one place and I have a way of building on the skills needed to master the standard. There isn't just one ticket per standard, there are multiple ones to use as true formative assessments giving you and me meaningful data along the way!

The idea behind the whole thing is that you'll be able to check these out over the summer and make a plan for really utilizing them for formative assessment in the fall. Intentional formative assessment, which is something I'm trying to get better at next year.

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen some of these images already. Both of the finished sets are on sale for $6 throughout the weekend to celebrate them being finished. They will be back to full-price on Monday!

One of the Student Checklists included (students color like a bar graph):

I had a current student who is a Greek Mythology Buff help me with the 4th Grade tickets!

Thanks to everyone out there who has purchased these already, and please, offer me any feedback you have. If there is something that is too hard or too easy, new ideas, whatever. I'm all ears!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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  1. This is a fabulous idea! It's hard to think of ways to do exit tickets with reading, and I think you've come up with a great solution. I'm already thinking of ways to use them---I'm picturing quickly assessing each response with a 1-2-3 scale and tracking progress over time in a spreadsheet. I can't wait to see your ones for informational text!

  2. These look amazing!!!

    Do you hand each kid one and have them fill out the ticket and then turn it into you? Like are you printing out every ticket for every kid? Or do they record all their answers in a notebook of some sort?

    Also, how do you grade these? I see the kids can record their score on a checklist to keep in some sort of data notebook, but how to you give them their grade/score to record?

    Hoping to buy these to use with my 4th graders next year :) Just want some clarification on how you put these to use in your classroom. Thanks so much!


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