Test Talk: Thinking About Question Type (Grades 3-6 Common Core Aligned)

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Thinking About Types of Questions

I have found that determining question types can be very effective for some students. Strategies for multiple-choice questions differ depending on the type of question. For example, for questions that ask about details in the passage, test-takers who have the time and know-how to scan and find passages should go back to the section being referenced to find the answer so they won’t be swayed by wrong answer choices that are especially tempting (and written to lure readers away from the right answer). But on main idea questions, test-takers should predict the answer based on
what they believe to be the main idea.

Something I do with students is have them read a passages and write their own questions (with four choices). They love this and don't even realize they are working on their comprehension skills and their ability to identify question type.
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Test Talk: Thinking About Question Type (Grades 3-6 Common
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