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In this unit you will find many helpful resources and activities to get your students ready for standardized testing. This unit is meant to motivate students to try their very best, feel successful and finally give them the confidence to believe they can succeed on a test.
I have chosen to create all the materials around a camping theme. So as your students hike the testing trails they will learn many strategies to make this hike a success!
The first thing a camper needs is a sack full of useful tools in case they come to a hill that is hard to hike. To turn every students into a camper you will find materials to create a "pack the sack" craft. Once created, they will place all their tools inside!
As you practice ten testing strategies your students will have the opportunity to earn badges for each strategy used successfully. There are ten strategy posters to display in your classroom. The best part about these posters is that they are filled out for you, however there is also an editable version in case you wish to make changes.
When the work through the strategies there are individual student tracking sheets as well as a foldable where you can write daily objectives, ask essential questions, or reflect on skills and strategies used that day. The wonderful part about these resources is that I have also included editable versions of the posters. This means YOU create the objectives, skills, and essential questions you wish your students to focus on.
Of course, objectives aren't what is going to keep them motivated, they are just want makes the days focus clear. But don't worry, I have provided materials for testing review games. Just to keep it interesting and fun, these review games are not necessary but sure to keep them practicing strategies. There are also reward coupons so that if you find your students need a little extrinsic motivation, you have them right at your finger tips!
In order to transform you room in to a camping theme as well as a testing room, I have made posters that have positive quotes of encouragement for testing. Sometimes reading something to encourage them along the way is all they really need. All the posters are in a camping theme.
We know that the night before the test, sometimes sparks test worries, so there is a little activity as well as a poem you can send home with your students to calm them down for a good nights rest.
Once you make it to the end of the testing trail you will find awesome materials for an after testing celebration! Your students will be excited to make a smart campers trail mix. There are materials for making your students earn each ingredient, ingredient suggestions as well as campfire riddles for solving each ingredient.
This unit really compiles a ton of resources into one convenient file as well as focusing on a theme. I am sure your students will be hiking to success in no time at all!
Thank you for taking a look at one of my products and I wish you and your students good luck with any tests they may take!
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