I give my students real-life examples, such as menus and fliers, to help prepare them for some of the "passages" and questions they'll encounter on the ELA Test.
Pair up your students and have them answer these questions based on the menu from Crumbs Bake Shop. Then, have them be the test-makers by creating their own multiple choice questions (three of the answer choices must be logical and require the process of elimination). Finally, students swap and answer each other's test questions.
Go to http://www.crumbsbakeshop.com/menu.php to get a hold of their menu (or stop by if you live in NYC --> pick up some yummy cupcakes and some menus) so you can do this activity with your students.
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I am a former fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher who is now a part-time literacy consultant. I have two master's degrees: one in elementary education from Hunter College and one in literacy from Teachers College (Columbia University).