This ELA test prep item helps students prepare to answer multiple-choice questions about informational texts. Specifically, it is designed to help students prepare for the informational text standards on the fifth grade TCAP ELA test. The questions require students to answer clarifying questions, identify the main idea and supporting details, and choose the best summary about a text. This puzzle can be used for individual, small groups, or whole class practice.
To use this product, provide the students with a copy the “Why Recess?” text and the “Why Recess?” puzzle. Direct students to read the questions and the passage. Then, pass out the answer cards. These can be cut ahead of time, or students may cut them. Students will read each question, choose the best answer, and cover the question with the answer card that matches the chosen answer. In addition, students may also record their answers on the answer sheet. Once students have completely covered the puzzle, they can use the answer key to check their answers. If they are using the answer sheet, they can self-assess their final answers to determine which skills they need to keeping practicing.