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The stress and overwhelm felt during test season is not only felt by students, but also by teachers as well. Every year during testing season the days seemed longer and tougher. Looking back now I can only imagine that my students were impacted by my feelings during those times, and not for the better.
I knew that testing season was inevitable every year, but I also knew I had to figure out ways to make testing season more manageable for myself and my students. By teaching and reinforcing strategies I saw my students grow and tackle the hard topics with ease. These strategies were beneficial for all of us!
In this episode, I share some of my best practices when it comes to reading and preparing students for tests so you don’t feel the way I did years ago.
These tips that I share are not only meant for those students that are behind. Each and every student in your class will benefit from knowing these strategies and having them at their disposal.
Let’s be honest, good students or not, there are certainly times when students fill in those bubbles just to get the test over with. That will no longer be an option once you teach your students the strategies from this episode.
It is so important to teach your students tips and tricks for taking those daunting tests every year. We have all been there and know that there are questions meant to trick the students, so it is our job to give them ways to choose the best answers.
Your students will feel empowered by knowing these strategies that will help them do their best no matter what the question. Providing your students with these tips will make testing season more bearable for both you and your students.
In this episode on test prep tips, I share:
- Things to avoid when preparing for test season
- 7 strategies that will help your students with test prep
- The many benefits of numbering paragraphs
- Tips that prevent students from guessing with multiple choice
- My personal favorite testing skill and why
- Context Clues Task Cards
- Context Clues FREEBIE
- Episode 53: 7 Context Clue Strategies Every Student Should Know
- Episode 54: How to Teach Context Clues
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Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!
Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.
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