What is it?
This technique (Sometimes called Warm-Ups, Do Nows, or Bell Ringer) gets students working as soon as they enter the classroom, increasing instructional time. Students are given Entry Tickets as they arrive at the door, follow the instructions, and complete the task immediately. Entry tickets are an effective strategy for monitoring student learning and introducing or reviewing instruction.
When can you Use Entry Tickets?
- Introduce a new unit by linking a major concept to students' own lives
- Bridge the transition from yesterday's lesson to today's lesson to check what students remember, what students can apply, or what questions emerged
- Check for understanding of a homework assignment
- Review key concepts, terms, concepts, or skills presented or practiced during the week
1. Set up: Familiarize students with their routine for entering a classroom.
- Teacher will hand the entrance ticket each day
- The teacher will place the entrance ticket in the same spot of a classroom. Example a desk close to where students enter.
- Teacher will post entry questions on a google slide that is projected on a screen.
- Decide what you'd like the students to review or learn based on the current unit of instruction. Write the question or statement on the Entry ticket or post it for students to see (project a slide with the entrance ticket/warm up/do now questions).
3. Set a specific amount of time for students to answer the Entry Ticket question. Reconvene the class when the time is up and discuss the answers.
- You can have a countdown on the slide show (example 5 minutes). Start it whenthe bell rings (maybe have a student be in charge of pushing start).
- Have a physical timer that a student pushes start once the first bell rings.
- During this time you can take role/conference with individual students/check work completed at home