All the core lesson plans inside the Speaking Latino Spanish Teachers Community include an Activator (Warm-up) and an Exit Ticket. Let’s highlight some advantages of Exit Tickets.
Exit Tickets are an optional part of each lesson, but it’s highly recommended that you use them as often as possible.
- Use exit tickets for daily assessments. This saves you so much time (ex. fewer quizzes to create and grade) in understanding where each student is.
- It also clearly identifies areas where the whole class may need reinforcement (so you only prep and teach exactly what they need).
- It gives students an opportunity to privately share areas where they feel uncomfortable.
- Sometimes you can even use the Exit Tickets in reverse. How? A member of our community, Angelica, contacted me at the beginning of this school year looking for some guidance on where to start with our materials with a group of Spanish 2 students she inherited from a previous teacher. She felt there were areas that needed reinforcement before jumping into the next level.
And another teacher, Marvin, also asked “What resources do I start with? Students are all over the place.”
The solution was to use the Spanish 1 exit tickets with Spanish 2 students to assess how advanced this class was.
By just selecting a few Exit Tickets from the previous level lessons (Spanish 1) you can quickly assess where your Spanish 2 students (or new students arriving mid-year) are and adjust your teaching to cover any needed areas.
All Exit Tickets are inside each Spanish 1, 2, and 3 lesson. So, when you download the lesson plan, remember to also grab its Exit Ticket. 🙂
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