Want to assuage your students' anxiety about multiple choice questions and help them build confidence? Offer students practical, concrete steps for conquering multiple choice questions, even when you can't be right there coaching them. This reproducible checklist could be copied on colorful paper for students to use over and over again throughout the year. Better yet, laminate the checklist and students can use markers to check off the steps and erase for easy reuse?
This checklist deals with three types of questions, general multiple choice questions, vocabulary questions, and "except" questions. There are a total of 13 steps for students to check off as they go.
Encourage your students to use their checklists anytime they are confronted with multiple choice questions. Eventually they will go through the steps automatically without even needing their checklist and feel more confident and prepared when faced with standardized tests.