Make test preparations fun by combining it with the Olympics! (Please note that this product was made prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics and refers to it in the future tense.) This is a great resource to help your students prepare for the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test! Even if your state doesn’t use this test, this can be a good assessment to see how your students are doing in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Here are some ideas on how to use these with your students:
Give them in small groups (replicating a testing situation) and then go over the answers together.
Use them as a whole group practice. Discuss the answers and how they were solved.
Work individually with students (especially helpful during the speaking test).
Use the writing test as a lesson instead in order to teach how to respond to similar type test questions.
Included in the download:
Listening Test-Student Page
Listening Test-Teacher Script
Reading Test Article
Reading Test Questions
Speaking Test-Student Page
Speaking Test-Teacher Script
Writing Test-Planning Sheet
Writing Test-Writing page
Answer Key for Listening and Reading Test
Use the speaking and writing rubrics found on the www.wida.us website to assess those tests.
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