Many experts in the field of reading are now suggesting that upper elementary teachers begin viewing reading tests as a specific genre that is distinguishable by characteristics of form, style and content. Just as you teach students to read and understand a wide range of literary works, you can also help them to read and respond to the genre of tests. Embedding test-taking skills within every element of the language and literacy framework will allow your students to feel prepared and confident when taking high pressure standardized tests.
This set is designed to give your students practice in reading third grade passages and answering comprehension questions. The questions included are similar to those your students will face as they take the Virginia Reading Standards of Learning Test at the end of the year. Using this set will help familiarize your students with the test's format and question types and allow students an opportunity to practice the test taking strategies they have learned.
Use the preview to see if the passages and questions suit your students' needs.
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