Effective test taking strategies help eliminate stress and test anxiety. Recognizing negative test taking behaviors is also important to help students become aware of these as a way to avoid them so they can do their personal best work. Download includes color and black & white options.
Included in Download:
1. Test Taking Wrestlers: Print double sided and laminate for best results. Introduce students to wrestlers as a way to highlight negative versus positive test taking skills.Wrestlers:
The Rusher: Thinks test taking is a race.
The Procrastinator-Lacks motivation to study for tests.
The Twilight Zone-When not interested in something, he zones completely out and daydreams.
The Juggler-Does several things at the same time which limits her ability to focus on the test.
The Worrier-Freezes up and forgets everything he studied.
Distracted-Has difficulty focusing on testing because everything around him competes with his attention.
CRUSH: Includes both boy and girl version. CRUSH has POSITIVE test taking skills. CRUSH is an acronym that stands for:
C: Check Work
R: Read every question carefully
U: Use time wisely
S: Skip hard questions and come back later
H: Have self-confidence
2. CRUSH the Test Taking Slides: Each letter with matching characters to help students recognize positive test taking strategies.
3. CRUSH the Test Classroom Handouts. Print and leave in classrooms as a visual reminder of lesson taught.
4. Mindfulness Training Exercises: Includes 12 Mindfulness Exercises. Print and cut out Mindfulness Cards. Laminate for best results. Prior to testing, give students 2-3 exercises to complete to help reduce test anxiety. Other option: Print and cut Mindfulness cards and put on a ring for each student to use time and time again.
5. CRUSH the Test Bookmark Checklist. Students color and keep as a checklist of following the positive test taking strategies listed.