Reflection: Exit Tickets Awesome Bird Traits - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap up


Using an exit ticket gives me a quick way to check for understanding and helps me plan for future instruction. One of my favorite exit tickets is the 1 minute, 1 pencil, 1 question format. I set the timer and each student in a group gets 1 minute to write down their thoughts on a question. The students can either explain their own thinking, or build on what someone else has offered. The whole process takes no more than 5-6 minutes, but the information I glean from this process is invaluable to me. After I collected the exit tickets, I also gave students an opportunity to share with the class what they had written and I have included some samples in the Wrap Up.

  How do you know if they understood the concept?
  Exit Tickets: How do you know if they understood the concept?
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Awesome Bird Traits

Unit 8: Vertebrate Classification
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: Identify and observe bird traits, particularly the form and function of feathers, by examining and investigating contour and down feathers

Big Idea: Animals have characteristics that help them survive because they have different inherited information.

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Science, Vertebrate Systems, investigation, Vertebrates, birds, feathers, amphibians, reptiles, reptiles vs. amphibians
  51 minutes
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