Using this checklist students will learn to preview the text features and predict what the story, poem or article will be about.They will circle important information in the questions and underline important information in the text. They will then use evidence from the text in their answers and reread their answers and check their work.
• Cut out and use with practice test.
• When kids are done I have them staple the checklist to the test.
• Review the test with the students and compare the checklist to what they actually did. Some kids will fill out the checklist without actually doing the strategies on the checklist. Time for a teachable moment!
Here is a blog post about this checklist called Test Taking Strategies For Elementary Reading