Test Prep Reading Skills Carnival | Digital and Printable

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What educators are saying

My students LOVED this resource for our state test prep. They were all engaged in the activities and also added on a game for them to participate in once they were able to explain their answers.
Great resource! I used it in combination with the math test prep room transformation and my kids really enjoyed the stories!


Make test prep fun with a test prep carnival! Students will answer text-dependent questions that are both multiple choice and short response. They will read rigorous passages and then answer the questions in order to earn tickets. These tickets can be used in your classroom carnival.

You can use real carnival games or just use board games!

Why will these challenges help your students grow?

Engagement- Students will be engaged from the beginning to the end of the challenges. They won't even realize how hard they are working and how much they are learning about hard skills!

Rigor- These challenges are HIGH LEVEL and make students really think about the text. They also work on many reading skills.

Low Prep- You can just print and do the challenge or you can go all out and transform your room! It truly is up to you!

What’s Included?

-10 high-level original passages in both fiction and nonfiction

-Answer booklets that include both multiple choice and short response

-Tickets you can print

-Google Drive Version for a paper saving challenge

Skills covered:

-Point of View

-Character Analysis


-Compare and Contrast


-Main Idea

-Context Clues

-Text Evidence

You choose to do board games or real carnival games with the tickets.

What are others saying?!

Katherine N.- "Used this resource before SBAC testing last year and my students were soooo engaged and it was a wonderful way to review the reading standards without the prep being boring."

Caitlin L.- "This was a wonderful resource to use right before State testing to help students review in a fun way."

Cristina I.- "Great review and practice right before state testing. My kids loved the stories and really got into it! Thanks!"


>>Click here to read about other activities to make test prep FUN!<<

Students have to prepare for state testing, there is just no way around it. But I like to make it engaging for them so they work hard! In this challenge, they are engaged the entire time so that they can earn tickets to play games. They read and work on text dependent questions that are similar to what they see on testing. They don't even know they are preparing for the test!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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