Help your students begin to understand the format and manner in which PARCC questions are asked. The questions on this high stakes testing include all the skills and strategies (cause/effect, character relationships, traits, theme, etc.) we already teach students. Use this quick cheat sheet to help students see the phrasing, terms, and expectations used on PARCC to show them the way questions will be asked so they don't freeze and not realize they do know the skills.
This 2 page sheet includes questions in, about, and beyond the text. It can be given to students to use as a reference guide, to give direct instruction, or used to help the teacher craft PARCC like questions for current assignments.