ELA Test Prep
Writing & Research Skills
This product includes 42 multiple-choice task cards designed as a review for standardized ELA tests. Specifically, the language skills assessed align with the 5th grade Tennessee State Standards in order to prepare for TCAP. However, the cards could benefit students preparing for any summative benchmark assessment. Covered skills include supporting details, irrelevant sentences, concluding sentences, rearranging sentences, vivid and active vocabulary, transition words, appropriate sources, reliable sources, citations, graphic organizers appropriate title, and rearranging paragraphs.
These task cards also include a self-assessment with the student answer sheet. After grading the answers for all 42 task cards, students will determine how many questions were missed per specific language skills in order to evaluate which skill(s) still need to be addressed. Thus, teachers are able to easily form small groups for direct instruction or review.
Task cards can be used in a variety of ways for individual, small group, and whole class practice. Personally, I prefer to tape them all over the classroom so students may carousel around the room with a clipboard answering them individually. My colleague prefers to write the answers on the back of each task card so students may use them as flashcards in centers. However you decide to use these task cards in your classroom, I hope they are helpful!