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Test taking can be stressful, but using these test taking strategies can be beneficial for both students and teachers.
Eighth graders explore reading, thinking, and test taking strategies. They explore nonfiction text and respond to the text. Students use context clues to define vocabulary words. They examine comprehension strategies and analyzing test questions.
Eighth graders participate in a teacher led lesson that focuses on reading nonfiction and test taking strategies. They examine the use of context clues to improve their vocabulary and summarization skills. Also, they complete the associated worksheet.
Practice reading, thinking, and test-taking strategies by reading and responding to nonfiction, using context to define vocabulary, and finding main ideas. Read two passages about the Iditarod to practice these strategies.
Continued from Lesson 16 - Students work independently or in a small group to (1) read a nonfiction selection, (2) skim and scan for facts, (3) complete a comparison chart, and (4) practice test-taking strategies. Reading passage, comprehension questions, and teacher script are included.
Fourth graders work individually or in a small group to (1) read a nonfictional selection, (2) identify main idea and details, (3) identify the author's purpose, and (4) practice test-taking strategies.
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) practice test taking strategies, (2) practice using story details, and (3) use critical thinking skills. Reading passage, comprehension questions, and teacher script are included.
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) read a fictional selection, and (2) practice test-taking strategies. Reading passage, comprehension questions, and teacher script is included.
Fifth graders examine information regarding comets. In this test-taking strategies lesson, 5th graders read questions based on a passage, identify keywords, and scan the passage looking for the information they need to respond to the questions.
Context clues are a vital reading skill, as well as a helpful test-taking strategy. A SMART board instructional activity prompts sixth graders to practice reading different writing examples, using vocabulary terms from the samples to predict what the material is about. They complete several context clue worksheets in class.
For this test-taking strategies worksheet, students practice making educated guesses as they respond to 5 multiple choice questions pertaining to the included 1 page reading selection.
Third graders play a variation of Bingo to reinforce study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. As the teacher draws key words, they offer brief explanations or descriptions about how the words can be used. As key words are called, 3rd graders mark them with an X.
Third graders recognize the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the life span. They complete an inventory that self-assesses their ability in study skills, test taking strategies, and basic time management and organizational skills.
Fourth graders work individually with a tutor or teacher to (1) read a fiction selection, and (2) practice test-taking strategies. Reading passages and comprehension questions are provided.
In this test-taking strategies worksheet, students use cue words to help them respond to 8 short answer and multiple choice questions based on the 1 page non-fiction reading selections pertaining to the Sun and the Moon.
Fourth graders work individually or in a small group to (1) read a fictional passage, (2) practice test-taking strategies, and (3) practice using context clues to increase their vocabulary. Reading passage and comprehension questions provided.
In this test-taking practice worksheet, students read a 6 paragraph article titled "The Story of Bicycles" and then respond to 7 questions that require them to justify and check their answers.
Fourth graders take an inventory to assess their ability to utilize study and test taking skills. They receive the "Testing Skills Rock" song and start singing it. Students identify and underline the test taking skills mentioned in the song. They discuss with their partners why these tips are important.
Fifth graders identify the people who are responsible for their success and their current studying skills. In groups, they brainstorm helpful studying strategies and develop a creative way to share it with the class. To end the lesson, they complete their own studying assessment worksheet.
This lesson plan is more of a series of tips for you, the teacher, to implement when standardized testing comes around. The strongest component of this guide is that it invites the teacher to reflect on what worked the best, and what didn't work, during the round of testing - good input for the following year!