I decided to implement reading exit tickets into these times in order to connect with students again about what they are reading. I made sure to emphasize that this isn't a "test" (although I do look at them for info as a teacher about where my students are as readers.)
I love to use these during read aloud time... it is a great way to get students thinking about what you are reading and to avoid the "distracting voice" that can sometimes pop up while you are reading.
I always let the students know what the exit ticket will be so that they can think about it while I am reading. After I have read aloud, I pass out the exit tickets and give the students just a couple minutes to jot down their ideas or answers.
Occasionally, I will use these during silent reading. I will place a variety of the tickets out in labeled containers so that students can pick an exit ticket that best works for one of the books they read. I love reading these and getting insight on what students are reading and thinking about during their independent reading.
I use tubs with labels to help students choose which exit ticket is right for them.
I just ask students to grab one ticket to complete either during or after silent reading. It's a quick, easy way to check in on reading skills.