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Test Taking Tips- Savvy School Counselor

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Updated: March 2014
This product makes creating this test taking project with your students so much easier. You will receive pre-made templates to copy onto regular paper, manila paper, or card stock for your students. The templates include lines to assist with cutting and folding.

There are two versions of the activity and two versions of posters too. One version includes a tip about using an answer sheet, and the other version includes a tip about computerized tests.

Please check out the PREVIEW above to see everything included.

If you are unclear or have any questions about this product, please ask in my questions and answers tab. One thing I do want to make clear (especially if you were directed here from my blog) is that the sample on my blog was the original idea made by me. The pictures on the inside were not created by me and therefore are NOT included in this product. (That would be copyright infringement.) My students wrote on the flaps and did their own drawings. The purpose of this product is for your students to engage in making this testing keepsake on their own by drawing and writing the tips themselves on the flaps.

Thanks so much for checking out "Test Taking Tips!"

CLICK HERE to visit the blog post where this idea originated.

This activity is also part of a bundle which includes Testing SMART Bingo and my Test Taking Board Game. Save 20% by purchasing all three together.
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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On  February 4, 2014,  Victoria H. said:
Great resource to use for test prep!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  January 27, 2014,  Nicole B. said:
Will use this again!!!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  January 26, 2014,  Buyer said:
Used with students before testing at the end of the year.
On  January 26, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you for your feedback!!
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On  January 25, 2014Kelly Fronczak (TpT Seller) said:
I did this activity way back in September with my 6th graders. It was a good opening month activity, that sparked quality discussion.
On  January 26, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thanks so much for your feedback. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear it worked well for your students!
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On  January 23, 2014,  Kimberly P. said:
This was a good, non-traditional test taking tips review for my students!
On  January 26, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you! I hope they enjoyed it!
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Thanks, great to add to test prep folder!!
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Thanks so much for your feedback!
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Great tips to help students be more confident about test taking.
On  November 18, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
I'm glad you liked the product. Thank you!
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I just did this with my fifth and sixth graders! They loved being artistic and they even said afterwards that they felt more confident for their state testing in a few weeks!

Thank you so much!
On  October 30, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you, Stephanie! I appreciate your feedback so much!
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On  March 21, 2014,  Y R. said:
Great for a upcoming counselor and first year counselors
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! If you haven't already (or purchased before today) be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  March 20, 2014,  Annie B. said:
Used this before our state tests, really helped out my 4th graders!!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  March 13, 2014SchoolCounselingInKY (TpT Seller) said:
Can't wait to use this with my 3rd grade students as they prepare for their first state assessment.
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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This helped prep my kids for Isat testing pretty well!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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Very helpful to prepare for MSA
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Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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High quality lesson and activities! Thanks!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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Awesome activity
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Thank you so much for your feedback!
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Love this idea!
On  January 16, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. I hope your students enjoy making them as much as mine do.
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Really great foldable and resource for students.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback!
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Thank you! I look forward to using it with my students!
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Thank you for your purchase and feedback!!
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback!
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Thanks for sharing - great ideas!
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Love it! Using this for my Academic enrichment class for ACT prep!
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Thank you so much for your feedback!
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On  August 21, 2013The Helpful Counselor (TpT Seller) said:
Great interactive way to review test taking skills!
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Thanks so much for your purchase and feedback!
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I wish it had more suggestions for specific types of exams such as for science or math.
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On  April 20, 2014,  Buyer said:
Loved this!! My students loved it also. Great way to reinforce testing tips. Thank you! :)
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This is filled with great strategies to prep for the CRCT
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Love love love! Can't wait to make this with my kiddos before the STAAR test!
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I can'y wait to use with my students. Testing is 8 days away.
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Thank you for your feedback!!
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This was a great pre-test activity! Our students have been over these strategies so many times that their eyes glaze over. They were relieved to have a hands-on activity that gave them the chance to put what they have learned to use.
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Thank you! Great resource to ensure a positive test-taking attitude!
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On  March 24, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
I'm so glad you found the activity to be helpful. Thanks so much for your feedback!
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On  March 24, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback!
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On  March 22, 2014,  Debbie A. said:
Made for a great boost before state testing. The kids took them home and hung them in their house for a reminder in the mornings.
On  March 22, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thanks so much for your feedback. Be sure to check out the update of this product.
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On  March 21, 2014,  Buyer said:
This activity was not at all what was pictured. In order to make this useful, you need to put in a lot of work, draw the whole back side, write in labels, ect. It would have been eadier to make my own fom the beginning.
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Hi. The pictures in my store are exactly what is included in the product. The picture you are referring to is on my blog and was made from scratch by me as an example of what my students were making. The purpose of the activity is for the students to draw and write in the information for learning purposes. This is the reason it is called a "template." If you're ever unsure about a product, feel free to use the questions and answers tab to get further clarification before making a purchase. Also, an updated version is now available in your downloads. Thank you for your feedback.
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On  March 18, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thanks! Took me a bit to figure out that the page with the stars was the template. I think that is correct? I was looking for the inside of the example and didn't find - is this something the children can come up with on their own?
On  March 18, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Hi! Could you email me at vanessa@savvyschoolcounselor.com? Are you referring to the example in my blog post? I want to figure out how to correct the confusion a few people are having. I hope you can help.
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On  March 17, 2014Nicole Bitar (TpT Seller) said:
I love the idea, but it seemed that pages were missing. The template was there, but the strategies weren't. I was a little disappointed.
On  March 17, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Hi, Nicole. The strategies are on the directions sheet and should be shared with the students so they may create the project. Please email me at vanessa@savvyschoolcounselor.com so I can forward the product to you again. I want to make sure you have everything that is included. This very well could just be a technical issue.
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On  March 16, 2014,  Buyer said:
Really helped me develop my own version to suit my students with just a few modifications. Thanks for the great idea!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  March 15, 2014,  Linda B A. said:
Thank you.
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  March 11, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great!
On  March 21, 2014Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Be sure to check out the updated version which includes posters and additional template options.
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On  April 20, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Love your foldable idea. However, I am having trouble printing the first thumbnail. Would you please let me know how I can print it? HELP! I tried going back and downloading it again.....The first thumbnail won't print. Thank you for your help. Anxious to hear from you as I want to use this next week.....
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On  April 20, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
Hello! Thank you for purchasing. The TpT IT department can help you with downloading issues. Just visit the link below and click contact us. I'm sure they'll help you get it printed. If not, contact me through my blog at http://savvyschoolcounselor.com.

https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/
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On  April 14, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I love what you've prepared and want to share it with my 4th graders. I notice that the inside of your pictured project differs from the template that you provided in the download. Am I missing a sheet?

Thank you for your response and time!
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On  April 14, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
Thank you!
No, nothing is missing. In the picture of my completed project, I used charts from a couple of books. I copied them, had the students cut them out and glue them inside. I created my own tips for the inside here since I wanted to sell my product on TpT.
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On  April 2, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I can't get the first thumbnail to download so I can print out the template, please help! Thank you!
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On  April 2, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
Hi. Do you have an unzipping program on your computer? (Such as the free Zip Genius) Also, try going back to your purchases and downloading it again. If this doesn't help, please contact me through my blog's contact page. http://savvyschoolcounselor.com
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On  March 22, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I am having the smae trouble that dairfoster is having. I can't get the template to come up. My user name is mbfparry.
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On  March 22, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
Send me your contact information. Just contact me through my blog- http://savvyschoolcounselor.com.
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On  March 14, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I purchased the test taking folder and when I downloaded it, the first page (thumbnail #1) was not what was shown on the website. It is a cover page and not the "stress less before the test page.

Thank you
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On  March 14, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
The file is a zip file and contains all of the sheets. This sounds like a technical issue. This is the first I've heard of this happening. I would contact TPT and ask what you should do. Let me know the username you purchased under. You can contact me through savvyschoolcounselor.com's contact page or leave it here. Thanks!

ETA- I found your purchase on my dashboard.
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On  March 11, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Once purchased, can the inside text be changed? Thinking of using this idea with the new common core math practices...
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On  March 14, 2013Savvy School Counselor answered:
The product is a PDF and can't be changed. Let me know what would help your case.
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