This set of 10 activity stations for reading test prep is based on the popular children's book Frederick by Leo Leoni. Each of the ten stations allows students to practice a much needed reading skill based on the story, instead of a test passage. Each station is designed to be completed in about ten to fifteen minutes. These stations are perfect for small groups, partner practice, independent practice, or tutoring for test prep.
Stations included are:
An inference sort-students differentiate between details, inferences, and conclusions
A character resume-students use the character's traits to create a resume for them applying for their dream job
Context clues-students use clues from the text to determine the unknown word with a competition element added
Prefixes and suffixes-students use the text to hunt for root words and their affixes
Change of setting-students determine how changing the setting would change the story
Write the answer-students create their own answer choices for test style questions
Snapshot summary-students create four quick sketches and then write a summary of the story based on their sketches
Connection star-students generate connections between the title character, themselves, another book, a person they know, and a movie
Comprehension-students answer comprehension questions and explain their reasoning
Write about it-students use sentence stems to write reflection about their reading
My students LOVE these stations and don't even realize that they are practicing for standardized testing. The popular literature brings new life to practicing strategies that work!