As I mentioned last week, our state testing starts today. We spent Friday afternoon doing test "pump up" activities to encourage students to do their best. I wanted to share a freebie we created with you.
Test-taking can be stressful for students. Before our standardized tests each year, we discuss strategies that can help students feel more prepared. They have mastered the academic skills, but need test-taking strategies and confidence.
Each year we create “LEARN” acrostic poems where students highlight important test-taking tips. Each student also makes an alphabet bracelet with the word “LEARN” that they can wear during the test for a confidence boost. We’ve also used “EFFORT” in previous years.
Finally, I get a big piece of bulletin board paper and write “OUR TEST PLEDGE” across the top. Students write important test strategies they’ll use during the test and then sign their names. We hang the banner outside our door for students to see each morning.
You can download your copy of the poster here and find more test-taking resources at a linky party hosted by Teaching My Calling. Have a great week!
This freebie is part of Manic Monday!