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Distance Learning Reading Test Prep Carnival

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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Make test prep fun with a test prep carnival! Students will answer text-dependent questions that are both multiple choice and short response. They will read rigorous passages and then answer the questions in order to earn tickets. These tickets can be used in your classroom carnival.

You can use real carnival games or just use board games!

Why will these challenges help your students grow?

Engagement- Students will be engaged from the beginning to the end of the challenges. They won't even realize how hard they are working and how much they are learning about hard skills!

Rigor- These challenges are HIGH LEVEL and make students really think about the text. They also work on many reading skills.

Low Prep- You can just print and do the challenge or you can go all out and transform your room! It truly is up to you!

What’s Included?

-10 high-level original passages in both fiction and nonfiction

-Answer booklets that include both multiple choice and short response

-Tickets you can print

-Google Drive Version for a paper saving challenge

Skills covered:

-Point of View

-Character Analysis


-Compare and Contrast


-Main Idea

-Context Clues

-Text Evidence

You choose to do board games or real carnival games with the tickets.

What are others saying?!

Katherine N.- "Used this resource before SBAC testing last year and my students were soooo engaged and it was a wonderful way to review the reading standards without the prep being boring."

Caitlin L.- "This was a wonderful resource to use right before State testing to help students review in a fun way."

Cristina I.- "Great review and practice right before state testing. My kids loved the stories and really got into it! Thanks!"


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Students have to prepare for state testing, there is just no way around it. But I like to make it engaging for them so they work hard! In this challenge, they are engaged the entire time so that they can earn tickets to play games. They read and work on text dependent questions that are similar to what they see on testing. They don't even know they are preparing for the test!

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32 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.


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