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FREE Buddy Test Prep Activity
FREE Buddy Test Prep Activity
FREE Buddy Test Prep Activity
FREE Buddy Test Prep Activity
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Are your students burned out when you use test preparation worksheets? Buddy Test Prep will turn a test prep worksheet into an engaging cooperative learning activity! Students will stay on task and retain more information as they discuss and defend their answers. If you like this activity, please rate it and leave feedback! Thanks!
~ Laura Candler

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Test Prep, test preparation, testing, testing strategies, Laura Candler, free, free test prep, cooperative learning
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On  March 28, 2013,  Buyer said:
I have been a Laura Candler fan for years. Thank you for providing creative, student friendly learning strategies and activities. Your file cabinet is a teacher's dream. I recommend your web site to all my colleagues.
On  April 2, 2013Laura Candler answered:
Thanks so much for your kind words! I don't know how I missed them earlier. I'm not able to respond to all of the feedback, but I do respond to those who take time to write detailed and specific feedback. Thanks so much!
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On  February 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
Simple, but awesome idea to keep students engaged and making it a rating/game system will teach them to pay more attention on thier own.
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On  March 21, 2014Sara Dluhos (TpT Seller) said:
Just wanted to say thank you for this simple yet engaging activity. I was looking for some way to quickly implement test prep and the kids loved this. Thanks again!
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On  March 17, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful strategies and ideas. I can always count on you to have what I need!
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On  January 26, 2014,  Buyer said:
Laura, I just love your products!! This will be so helpful with my students. It will keep them engaged and looking for evidence to support their answers! Thank you!
On  January 26, 2014Laura Candler answered:
Thanks so much for the great feedback!
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On  October 1, 2013,  Buyer said:
I teach "Extended Studies," which is basically prep for our state testing! I am constantly searching for ways to keep the students engaged as we go over material. This will be a great way for the students to visually see how they are performing on a topic. I love the grouping idea! Thank you for sharing!
On  October 1, 2013Laura Candler answered:
Thanks so much for leaving great feedback!
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On  June 16, 2013Rebecca Christ (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks for creating this! I've been trying to come up with a Buddy Check system, and I couldn't get all of my "ducks in a row"! This looks very easy to use, and I am eagerly waiting to use it next school year! :)
On  June 18, 2013Laura Candler answered:
Rebecca, I just returned from vacation and saw that you left wonderful feedback and many, many of my freebies. I really appreciate it, although I'm not able to respond to each comment. Thanks so much!
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On  April 2, 2013,  Celeste F. said:
Thank you for this resource. I began using it a few weeks ago, just when my 5th graders were getting a bit bored of the usual test prep. I love to walk around and listen to the partners' conversations while they are "on purple"! It keeps everyone involved. This will be the ONLY way we do test prep next year. Thanks again.
On  April 2, 2013Laura Candler answered:
Thanks for the wonderful feedback about this freebie! I found it to be really effective, too.
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On  February 17, 2013Janet B (TpT Seller) said:
This is JUST what I need. I have always had students work in partner pairs to challenge each other on their answers, but this brings real accountability into the process. Thank you!
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On  February 17, 2013gingerskids (TpT Seller) said:
What a great idea! I'm sure many teachers will begin using this method of test prep-I know I will. This will be especially helpful to new teachers.
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On  February 17, 2013Sharon Morgan (TpT Seller) said:
I have used this strategy with my 4th grade class. They loved being able to work together while preparing for the upcoming test. Great strategy!
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On  February 16, 2013,  Buyer said:
I use a buddy method to make test prep more enjoyable and a better learning experience as well. Kids learn more when they can discuss and debate their thinking. They also like learning from each other! Thank you for making this great set of instructions to help us organize our practice.
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Thank you! My principal wants us to use "STAAR Buddies" and I've tried to do so, but it was taking SOOO long that I barely had time to grade papers and let students see the results. This will put me on the right track! I will try it this week and let you know how it turns out!
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On  February 2, 2013,  Buyer said:
We have been given STACKS of practice questions and I was looking for a way to make it more fun and a better learning experience for the kids. This is it!! Thanks so much for a wonderful freebie!
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On  April 17, 2012raisedateacher (TpT Seller) said:
Love this idea for test prep! Any thing to make something we have to do a little more enjoyable! I have used it the past couple days and it is great to hear the students defending their answers!
On  April 18, 2012Laura Candler answered:
Thanks for your feedback about using it with your students. I found the exact same thing to be true when I used it with mine!
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On  April 14, 2014,  Allison K. said:
Great idea - so true about burn test prep blues. This idea and activity will help both students and me make it happen with a smile. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for another great product. Moving into test prep mode; this will be perfect.
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Love this! will be using it this week.
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Your products are always classroom-worthy and teacher-friendly. Thanks!
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On  April 4, 2014,  Buyer said:
I have a hard time finding strategies for my high school students. This is definitely worth trying!
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Gong to try this after spring break. Thanks for the great idea.
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On  March 9, 2014,  Gail Z. said:
This is a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
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On  March 6, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is a really creative way to keep tabs on if the students are really getting the right answers, or just changing them quickly. I will literally use this tomorrow, with test prep pages that I have ready to go! Thanks!
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Thanks for this freebie, Laura! I like how it can be used with any text in any content area. Very useful for many things. Thanks again :)
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as always, this product is just what I needed.
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Clever way to add variety to a necessary task!
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On  February 23, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thanks so much for the Buddy Test Prep!! It is so practical!
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On  February 11, 2014,  Buyer said:
What a great way to review for tests!
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what a nice study strategy!
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I'm trying this out next week-Thanks!
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I will use these for State Assessment review...thanks!
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On  January 20, 2014,  Buyer said:
I am excited to try this with my struggling readers to get them to be more confident with test format and strategies. Thank you for sharing!
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On  November 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
Will be using for all work!
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On  April 6, 2013Teachingisagift (TpT Seller) asked:
Wanted to let you know I am holding a linky party just for TEST PREP materials on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/04/test-prep-linky-party.html. I would love it if you would accept my invitation to link up! You can link up a blog post or a direct link from your product!
Sidney
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On  April 6, 2013Laura Candler answered:
Thanks! I'll take a look!
On  April 2, 2013Joe Tomasiello (TpT Seller) asked:
Do you mind sharing he program you used to create the book? I would like to create on as well but can not find anything useable.
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On  April 2, 2013Laura Candler answered:
I use Microsoft Publisher to create all my resources. I love it!
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