"Give Me a . and a ?" at the end of a lesson.  Students have to write a quick statement about what they've learned and question they could ask a 'buddy' about their learning.

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day.

Tweets About Today's Lesson: A Fun Exit Pass

questioning strategy

Tabletop Twitter! I LOVE this idea! Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students "tweet" their thoughts about the passage. They can respond to one another without speaking.

This blog post includes helpful teaching tips and free task cards to help students vary their sentences.

Creating Structure to "Turn and Talk" Gives students ways to begin statements and guides their listening.

Marzano leveled questions, color-coded for easy student understanding.

What a great way to summarize a lesson!

Great incentive and reminder for students.

Cute idea to motivate students to write

Higher Order questioning for students to ask each other

I can statements

Lesson closure

Tips to help students who have trouble finishing their work.

Exit Ticket - great idea! Use a dry erase board with the question. Have students line up and whisper answer to teacher on the way to lunch! No paper! I like it better as the students enter the room from after lunch - it would help to calm them down quickly and help avoid all the talking before getting to their chair.

4 Behavior Management Questions

Exit tickets are fantastic at getting your students to reflect on their learning in your lessons. Students love these social media exit tickets as it allows them to reflect by using a medium they are very familiar with! There are 3 different types of tickets included: Twitter, Facebook and texting with sparkly goodness!

Objective board - LOVE the vocabulary clipboards...may have already posted this one but it is good

They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. We read some summaries on the back of some of the books in our class library and the students noticed that many of them ended in questions. We discussed how the questions left you wanting to read more to find out what happens in the book. add their photo & DONE!

Teaching students how to answer short answer questions....this is a big challenge in 4th grade.