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This document contains the following Language Arts Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Testing Strategies:
*Compare and Contrast
*Cause and Effect
*Fact or Opinion
*Nonfiction vs. Fiction
*Sequence of Events
*Staying Calm with deep breaths
*Reading each passage two times
*Identifying important words in each question
*Testing Answer Sheet provided
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As teachers, we spend a whole year helping our students. We spend that year differentiating our instruction to meet the needs of our students. Then at the end, they have to take a standardized test with no help from the person that has been there for them the entire year.
I am a third grade teacher who gets her students ready for their very first standardized tests. I created Flat Teacher after explaining the rules of standardized testing to my students. The fear and doubt that I saw on my students’ faces when I told them that I could not answer any of their questions or help them in any way during the test led me to try to create something that would soothe their worries.
Other subjects have what are called “dump sheets” or “brain dumps” where students “dump” everything they know from their brain onto a blank piece of paper before a test. Every subject except for Language Arts, a very daunting subject for a “dump sheet,” had one, and I wanted one for the Language Arts test as well. Below is the result of my efforts to create one for Language Arts. I have also included a Cloze Flat Teacher. This goes into my students’ interactive notebooks and they fill in the blanks as I introduce each new strategy.
After winter break, my students work on recreating Flat Teacher on a blank sheet of paper for their standardized test. Before their test they create A-Z with all titles, then fill in their 8 most important boxes; the ones they know they will need. Because my students know Flat Teacher inside and out, they can fill in other boxes during the test when needed. I tell them that if they ever have any questions during the test, just ask the flat version of myself. My Flat Teacher is called “Flat Dwyer.”
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