WHAT IT IS:
3-2-1 is a quick strategy that aids reflection by providing a structure for students to summarize, organize and integrate what they are learning. It can help promote reflection and metacognition.
HOW IT WORKS:
After the learning experience, provide your students with prompts similar to the following:
- 3 things I learned today
- 2 things I found interesting (ideas, connections, main points) not directly covered
- 1 question I still have about the material
Students may write their responses on index cards, a graphic organizer like the one below, or on blank paper. They can turn them in as exit tickets. They may also be asked to complete their 3-2-1s as a brief homework assignment to be used as an admission ticket the next time class meets.