This product has students highlighting and interacting with the text in a way that is not possible with paper and pencil. There are 10 questions total (4 are TEI questions).
I am so excited to share this product with you! This is such a great way to practice for the SOLs along with practicing computers skills in general. Google classroom is a wonderful way to save paper, but also to make a lesson more engaging! This is an amazing way to get students confident what for to expect when taking a test on the computer!
This can be done in whole or small group. I make a copy for each student in Google classroom and we go through some slides together, then I release it to them.
The SOL gives students two highlighter colors, pink and blue. I have my students highlight numbers in one color and proof for each question in the other color. This product introduces these strategies that were a game changer for my students when it came to test taking.
The slides go step by step making it easy for you to teach and share with your students. During the lesson, they will practice how to read a passage carefully, highlight numbers found in the article and highlight proof for questions. Highlighting numbers is a great way for students to analyze what those numbers really mean. Why did the author add them, why are they important to the article? Usually the SOL asks questions about the numbers as well. Finding proof for each question is another great strategy. All to often my students will pick an answer because “that’s what they remember reading”. But when we go back, what they chose was never in the story, or it was found in the article but doesn’t go with that question…. This helps students to stop “guessing” and go back to double check their answer. During test taking or in class my students can not submit their work until I see that they highlighted proof for each question. Once they knew my expectations, I never have to check anymore because it becomes second nature from them to do it when reading a passage. I saw a drastic change in test scores and students’ confidence levels from these strategies.