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Reading Review Activities

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get a free readers response cards

Ok, trying to make reading review fun is no joke. The kids don’t like it and neither do the teachers. Help! How can we make fun reading review activities for our class?   Fun Reading Review Activities I’m going to share with you 5 activities you can do to make reading review a little less painful. Response Cards Give each child a copy of the response cards cut up with the answer choices A,B,C,D & F,G,H,J (you can download them…

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Test Prep Reading Stations

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Test Prep Reading stations

It’s time for test prep and you are tired of the same boring day-to-day schedule. The kids get burned out and nobody wants to do one more assessment. What is a teacher to do? One way to change-up your schedule is to have some test prep reading stations. I know this sounds too simple but this has definitely been a huge game changer for my classroom. This year my team also tried it with their kids and they also saw the…

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Fun Test Prep- 5 Easy Ideas

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5 fun test prep ideas

Fun test prep that is rigorous can sometimes be difficult to find. Is this the way your students look at you when you start your test review? OH NO! This is not what you want to deal with for the next several weeks of reviewing for the state test. I want to share with you FIVE FUN  test prep ideas that have worked well with my students. Hopefully you won’t see this look again. 1.  Scavenger Hunt with Task Cards Task cards are…

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Camp Write Along

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camp write along

It’s that time of the year! Writing test time. Ugh! In Texas the 4th graders have to take the Writing STAAR test. So now it is time to start reviewing for the test. One of the traditions at our school is Camp Write Along. The kids that have been at our school for a while always look forward to it. It really is helpful and you can definitely see a huge growth in the student’s writing. This is what my…

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