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Free Reading Test Questions Stem Sort | Test Taking Activity

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Get your students thinking and making generalizations about the design of reading test questions with this free standardized test questions sort activity. In small groups, students discuss and categorize the types of questions found on a standardized reading test in order to better understand what types of questions to expect from a multiple choice reading test.

Often students think that tests are unpredictable, but this is simply not true. Based on the genre of the text and grade-level's standards, students can predict many of the questions they may be asked about a test passage.

These questions were taken from the released reading tests from the NC EOG (all common core-based). In one of your initial lessons for test-prep, students sort the reading test question stems for your grade level and make generalizations about the types of questions they can expect on the reading test. Later, discuss strategies for answering questions given the categories that students have created.

This activity is one of the many ways you can teach students to "Think Through" reading tests. In the Test Prep Minilessons and Framework for Reading Comprehension Tests, you will find reading test prep minilessons, a framework and bulletin board for organizing your lessons, and two question-answering strategies. Check out the full test prep unit for more helpful ways to encourage students to be thoughtful test takers!

Included in this Free Test Prep Reading Questions Sort:

✔ How to use/Background information for the teacher

✔ 44+ questions for each grade level, 3rd-8th grade

Read all about my test prep framework and minilessons!

Sorting Reading Questions: An Inquiry Based Lesson for Launching Your Test Prep Unit

A Reading Test Prep Framework that Honors Your Teaching Style During Testing Season


Need more ELA Reading Test Prep Resources?

ELA Test Prep Minilesson Framework for Reading Comprehension Tests

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