Test Prep Bundle - Multiple-Choice, Short Answer, and Motivational

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Save and prepare your students to succeed on state assessments with this Test Prep Bundle! This bundle includes units on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions, Answering Short Answer Questions, and Tips and Ideas for Motivational Test Prep.

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Test Prep Unit - Answering Multiple Choice Questions

In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote success on state assessments and daily practice. Students are exposed to test-taking strategies for answering multiple-choice questions. During this unit students learn and practice test-taking tips, understand the “anatomy” of a multiple-choice question, learn how to answer a multiple-choice question, and develop three strategies for answering multiple-choice questions. Students practice the question-answering strategies with nine short reading passages. Then, students demonstrate their learning with two long reading passages. Students stay actively engaged through small group, partner, and whole class learning activities.

This detailed unit includes:
• Detailed Lesson Plans (5)
• Test Prep Tips for Teachers
• State Assessment Parent Information Handout
• Student Packet:
o Test Taking Tips
o Anatomy of a Multiple-Choice Question
o How to Answer a Multiple-Choice Question
o Strategies for Answering Multiple-Choice Questions
o Practice Passages and Multiple-Choice Questions for each Strategy (9 Total)
o Long Practice Passages with Multiple-Choice Questions (2)
• All Instructional Keys

In this test-prep unit, students will...:
• Develop understanding of state assessments
• Develop and practice key strategies for answering multiple-choice questions
• Understand how multiple-choice questions are crafted
• Investigate and practice test-taking strategies
• Use specific question-answering strategies to correctly answer multiple-choice questions
• Develop reading comprehension skills

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How to Respond to Short Answer Questions - Test Prep

In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote success on state assessments and daily practice. Students are exposed to test-taking strategies for short-response questions. During the mini-unit students develop and practice the “READ” strategy to promote thoughtful and thorough responses. Using the READ strategy students will be able to easily make an inference, claim, position or conclusion based on their analysis of the text, and then provide two pieces of text-based evidence to support their answers. In addition, students will review and identify paragraph structure, practice the use of transition words and read and respond to 6 passages. Students stay actively engaged through small group, partner, and whole class learning activities.

Common Core State Standards:
• RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.6, RI.10
• RL.1, RL.2, RL.6, RL.10
• W.1, W.2, W.4, W.10

Skills:
• Develop skills in reading comprehension
• Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details
• Determine an author’s point of view or purpose of a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text
• Introduce claims and evidence clearly
• Develop ideas with relevant facts, concrete details, quotations, and examples
• Use strategies to answer short answer questions by restating the question, adding supporting details, and concluding responses

This detailed unit includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plans (5)
- Engaging Activities
* Transition Word Sort (Categories and Words)
* Cooperative Paragraphs (9)
- Student Packet:
* Guided Notes
* Transition Words and Phrases
* Practice Transitions
* Paragraph Structure
* Paragraph Analysis
* READ Strategy
* Short Reading Passages and Short Response Practice (3)
* Long Reading Passages and Short Response Practice (3)

- All Instructional Keys

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Motivational Test Prep Ideas and Resources

If you’re tired of high-stakes state assessments bringing you and your students down, then it might be time for some Motivational Test Prep. This resource is filled with a range of ideas from creating motivating pencil flags to passing out mints on the day of the exam to make testing more fun.

Included in this resource:
• Detailed Overview of 13 Motivational Test Prep Ideas
• Testing Dos
• Testing Don’ts
• Sample Parent Tip Sheet
• Homework Passes
• Motivational Poster Template
• Testing Sign

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Test Prep Bundle - Multiple-Choice, Short Answer, and Moti
Test Prep Bundle - Multiple-Choice, Short Answer, and Moti
Test Prep Bundle - Multiple-Choice, Short Answer, and Moti
Test Prep Bundle - Multiple-Choice, Short Answer, and Moti