Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)

Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
Test Prep: Preparing Students for the Genre of Standardized Testing (Grades 7-8)
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This packet is designed to teach students the genre of standardized tests, teach test-taking strategies that will help students succeed on all tests, create a positive testing environment, and reduce test anxiety.

Please note, this is not a “practice test.” Rather, it is a set of step-by-step instructions that will help students understand and master the art of test-taking.

Designed specifically to be used with Middle Schoolers preparing for ELA Exams, the tips and strategies are also relevant to Science and Social Studies Exams.

This 55-page document includes:

-Student Test Prep Packet, including the following sections:

-Why Are We Doing This, Anyway?

-What are Standardized Tests?

-Why Do You Want to Do Well?

-Three Ways to do Your Best

-Tips for Taking a Standardized Test

-First Things First

-Where to Find the Answers

-Three Types of Questions

-Tips for Multiple Choice Questions

-Don’t Be Confused By Confusing Words

-Process of Elimination

-Break a Bad Habit

-Tips for Extended Response Questions

-R.E.A.D. the Questions Carefully

-Tips for Writing an Essay

-Bring a Water Bottle

-Before-Test Jitters

-During-Test Jitters

-Getting Ready for Test Day

-You’re Ready!

-Answer Key, Learning Objectives, Common Core Standards, Teaching Tips, Terms of Use

Differentiation:

Scaffolded notes, step-by-step instructions, and built-in review differentiate this packet for use with special education students or in inclusive classrooms.

You may also be interested in: Test Prep: Parent Information Sheet

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