“During test preparation we need to teach children about this new… genre. We need to teach them to read for new purposes, in a new context with new strategies. We need to draw on all that we know and believe about teaching reading, so that our children will learn the skills they need to do their best on standardized reading tests.”
– Lucy Calkins
Are you looking for a meaningful and effective way to prepare your students to take a standardized reading test? During my first few years in the classroom, I struggled with this. I quickly realized that Lucy Calkins was right. “Test Talk” is just another genre we need to prepare our students to read. I created this unit with that premise in mind.
This unit comes equipped with a sample plan outline with reader’s statements, mini-lesson ideas, anchor charts, and bulletin board posters.