Camp Reading Ready Texas State Reading Test Prep & Review, new 2019 TEKS aligned

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Are your kids ready for the state reading test? Prepare your kids for their big day with these fun but purposeful review stations! TEKS- and test-aligned to ensure that you maximize your limited review time. Nine stations are included, along with answer sheets, keys, and ideas for giving the review a fun camp feel! Best of all, this resource has been aligned with the new 2019 TEKS!


Materials are included for third, fourth, and fifth grades. The same materials are provided for each grade to include fiction, expository, poetry, literary nonfiction, and procedural. Fourth grade adds drama and fifth grade adds drama and persuasive.


Included in this resource:

  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade TEKS/Texas Reading Assessment Alignment
  • Ideas for holding your own Camp Reading Ready!
  • Ideas for motivating students, plus the materials you’ll need

*Punch cards

*Punch bracelets

*Camp badge collection

9 engaging, hands-on, TEKS-aligned stations to help your kids review for their test while having fun!

1. Packing for the Trip: Sort text samples, author’s purpose cards, vocabulary words, and questions into the different tested genres. Genres included are fiction, expository, poetry, literary nonfiction, procedural, drama (for fourth and fifth), and persuasive (for fifth). Answer sheet and key included.

2. Stackin’ S’mores: Match academic language: words, definitions, and pictures. Answer sheet and key included.

3. Hunting for Tracks: Use context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words. 12 different task cards included, as well as an answer sheet and key.

4. Take in the Scenery: Match the paragraph with the main idea. 10 different paragraphs included, with correct answer choices and 6 incorrect choices, too. A self-check puzzle scene has been included on the back of each pair, but you can also just print the fronts and have students complete the answer document. Key included.

5. Hiking Down the Path: Play a board game and identify character traits, examples, and synonyms.

6. What’s That Noise? Infer the speaker of poems using clues. 8 poems included, as well as an answer key and answer document.

7. Gone Fishin’: Play Go Fish! with text features: words and picture examples. 16 different text features plus definitions. Answer key and answer document included.

8. Pitch the Tent: Build an expository article from cut-up pieces. Students have to match captions with photos, diagrams, and more. Then they sort paragraphs into different headings, and sequence paragraphs in a logical order. Lots of thinking skills needed! Answer key included.

9. Campfire Stories: Sequence events to recreate a fiction story. Answer key included.

10. Creepy Crawlies: Hunt for examples of author's craft in fiction and poetry. Includes craft such as simile, metaphor, and imagery and more. Fourth and fifth grade differentiated versions include personification, point of view, alliteration, and assonance!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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