In this Educational Leadership article, author/consultant Robert Marzano lists four types of prompts for exit slips given at the end of a class:
• Prompts to check for understanding – The teacher might ask students, “What are you most confused about regarding what we did in class today?” The slips might lead the teacher to re-teach a particular concept, break students into groups for help in different areas, and perhaps use expert students to run some of the groups.
• Prompts to promote reflection – The teacher might ask students, “How hard did you work today and why?” or “What could you have done today to help yourself learn better?” and then follow up accordingly.
• Prompts on instructional strategies – For example, “How did the group work today help you understand the content? What are some things you’d like to see during group work in the future?”
• General teaching suggestions – For example, “What is something I should be doing to improve your understanding of the content?” Marzano says this sends an important message to students – “that everyone is a learner, even the teacher – and that there’s no shame in admitting you’re not doing well at something and seeking help.”