As schools get ready for testing, it is important to review key testing vocabulary and concepts. Educators can help to prepare for exams with these helpful tips!
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6. Student Self Reflections. This allows them to write about their thinking process. Keeping a math journal is a great way to encourage math related or help them make lists.
From the publisher "What kid wouldn't be interested in a book that's all about everything they like, wish for, think about, do, dream, fear, aspire to, etc. Less demanding and more fun than a journal, this is a catalyst for self-discovery, a means of expanding writing proficiency and a terrific gift. Discover, explore, comment, rate, remember, wish, plan - and make lists!"
7. Practice Editing Skills. This will encourage students to review their writing and short answers before submitting their test.
From the publisher, "There is no such thing as too much writing practice. This two-part program build skills incrementally from bright idea to polished final product. These stimulating lessons will enable students to actually enjoy the writing process. Includes Traits of Writing correlation. The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! Topics Include: Writing Frames, Planning and Writing a Speech, Writing in the Content Areas, Essay Writing, Editing and Revising and more...."
8. Read Directions Carefully. Help students understand key vocabulary when reading directions.
9. Rest. Remind your students " to do your best...on the state test....you need rest"!