WHAT'S THE CONTENT?
★ Motivational and strategic tips and tricks to set students up for success on all types of assessments
Focuses on visualization, positive thinking, annotating texts/questions, time management, and staying urgent and gritty until the test ends
★Broken down by strategies for students: Night Before the Test, Morning of the Test, Starting the Test, Taking the Test, and Finishing Strong
★Use to prepare students for assessments in your classroom and ease nerves before state testing
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE?
High-stakes, rigorous assessments necessitate an extra focus on test-taking strategies, particularly around helping students stay calm, confident, and motivated throughout the test and school year.
Focusing on core testing strategies, like annotating key words in a question, gives students a consistent way to tackle a variety of question types. Teaching students to use visualization strategies keeps students calm, confident, and ready to tackle life’s challenges, including taking assessments to demonstrate learning.
HOW DO I USE IT?
★ An anchor chart to be printed and hung in your room
★ A one-page quick reference to print for students to use all year to prepare for and take assessments
★ PPT Quick Reference
★ PDF formatted as an 8.5 by 11 (Ready to Print)
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Middle School ELA Review of Research, Grammar, and Communication w/ Test Taking Strategies
(Written by Middle School Writer, Mara Truslow, Copyright 2016).