Encourage prepping for the test with engaging scavenger hunts
“I look forward to state testing every year!” said no teacher ever.
Well girl, as much as we may hate it, it’s a current reality of our teacher lives in the public school setting. Of course, you probably aren’t a huge proponent of teaching to the test.
I think part of the reason why students become overwhelmed with testing on the computer is knowing how to access the tools they need to answer correctly.
One thing that I did with my 3rd graders the first time practicing was not even focus on answering the questions correctly.
With that in mind, I created a two short mini lessons
to give a brief introduction of what PARCC is about
and a scavenger hunt for both Math & ELA
for them to search for specific tools and complete little tasks with that tool.
This is a bundle set of both the ELA & Math PARCC Practice Scavenger Hunts & Mini Lessons.
when purchasing as a bundle as opposed to individual lessons
You and your students will get to enjoy for EACH type of test:
-A pre-reflection sheet
to rate comfortability with the technology tool
-Organized places to write and take notes about the technology tool
before using it
student-led scavenger hunt tasks to learn basic functions of the math test and 15 tasks for the reading test
for students to write excitements, frustrations, and wonderings
-Animated and full-color, Google Slide presentation to teach students…
- What PARCC Is
-Types of questions that will be asked
-Types of tools that will be used
-Where to find the practice tests
-Directions for the scavenger hunt task
-Prompting for student learning and reflection
-A Black & White animated version of the mini lesson
is also included for ink-saving printing
-6 Bonus Tasks
to complete with additional PARCC Practice Tutorial for both the reading & math tests
This bundle also works well with Colorado CMAS testing
When you purchase a product from my TeachersPayTeachers Store, Marvelous Ms. M, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to classrooms in need of technology to enhance their students’ learning experience.
You will receive not only the PDF version of this product, but editable Google Drive versions as well!
Want just the Math Scavenger hunt? Click to grab it here!
Want just the ELA Scavenger Hunt? Click to grab it here!
Click here to read my blogpost of the process of how I use this in my classroom.
⇒ So, what are you waiting for? ⇐
I know that you are just as excited as I am to have these resources YOUR
-Marvelous Ms. Meredith
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