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# Test Prep

Test Prep Ideas for the classroom: Strategies, Tricks, Tips, and Inspiration
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This metric measurement PowerPoint can be used over multiple days! Teach your students how to do measurement conversions for length, mass, and capacity. Students practice converting, comparing, and ordering measurements. Students can write on the companion handout as you advance through the PowerPoint. Conversion tables, word problems, estimation problems, and multiple-choice questions are some of the practice problems included. This is ideal for fourth and fifth grade students.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These seven geometry worksheets are designed for 4th grade students. This worksheet packet focuses on fourth-grade geometry concepts, including lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, measuring angles, and lines of symmetry. Many geometry terms are featured, including types of angles and triangles (acute, obtuse, right), quadrilaterals (parallelograms, rhombus, trapezoid), types of lines (parallel, perpendicular, intersecting,) and general geometry terms (points, lines, rays, and segments).
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These main idea task cards are perfect for helping students master this challenging skill. These are designed for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. It includes 10 nonfiction reading passages. Students are tasked with choosing the main idea, the best title, and a supporting detail.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Are you searching for a step-by-step PowerPoint that can be used to introduce the RACE writing strategy to your students in a way that will grab their attention? Use this student-friendly PowerPoint to teach your students how to write a short response to a passage-based question. After reading a passage, students can use the RACE strategy to construct a formal response to the question that follows the passage. Four practice passages are included. Great for guided practice!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Are you searching for practice passages that can be used to review the RACE writing strategy? With this packet of 12 practice passages, your students will have many opportunities to practice writing a short response to a passage-based question. After reading a nonfiction passage, students use the RACE strategy to construct a formal response to the short-answer question that follows the passage. Four multiple-choice questions also follow each passage. Great for test prep!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
This customary measurement PowerPoint can be used over multiple days! Teach your students how to do measurement conversions for length, mass, and capacity. Students practice converting, comparing, and ordering measurements. Students can write on the companion handout as you advance through the PowerPoint. Conversion tables, word problems, estimation problems, and multiple-choice questions are some of the practice problems included. This is ideal for fourth and fifth grade students.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These four graphing worksheets will give your students the opportunity to practice interpreting and representing data on scaled bar graphs, picture graphs, and line plots. Each worksheet features a graph or line plot, and students must answer questions about it. Then, students are given a frequency table, and they must draw a graph that represents the data provided.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These seven geometry worksheets are designed for 4th grade students. This worksheet packet focuses on fourth-grade geometry concepts, including lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, measuring angles, and lines of symmetry. Many geometry terms are featured, including types of angles and triangles (acute, obtuse, right), quadrilaterals (parallelograms, rhombus, trapezoid), types of lines (parallel, perpendicular, intersecting,) and general geometry terms (points, lines, rays, and segments).
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teaching students to identify nonfiction text structures can be challenging, but graphic organizers help a ton! This resource contains ten worksheets. The first five worksheets are perfect for guided practice. The text structure is provided, and students fill out the graphic organizer associated with that text structure. For the final five worksheets, students read the passage and identify the text structure. Then, they draw and fill out their own graphic organizer to prove their answer.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Have your students practice identifying and generating figurative language with this set of four worksheets. Multiple practice exercises allow your students to interact with seven types of figurative language: similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, hyperboles, idioms, and onomatopoeias. Students will also write sentences that contain each literary device. This is part of a figurative language craftivity, but many teachers tell me that they only use the worksheets!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teach your students how to identify the theme, or central message, of a story with these engaging, no-prep worksheets. Each of the six worksheets features one unique passage. Some passages are followed by a multiple-choice question, while others require students to determine the theme independently and write it as a complete sentence. Use these worksheets to introduce the topic of theme or to review before state reading tests.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These 5 nonfiction text structure posters can be hung in your classroom. They are perfect to use as anchor charts throughout your text structure unit! Informational text structures include description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Each poster includes a description of the text structure and a graphic organizer. This is a great reference tool for students to use throughout the year!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Prepare your students for reading tests with this set of reading test prep passages! This worksheet packet consists of six reading passages in both print and digital formats. Each passage is followed by six multiple-choice questions that cover a variety of reading skills, like context clues, main idea, theme, text features, sequence, author's purpose, and vocabulary. Use these to review standards with your third, fourth, and fifth grade students before state reading tests.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These five geometry worksheets are designed for third-grade students. Students will practice multiple geometry skills including angles, polygons, shared attributes of quadrilaterals, and partitioning shapes. Squares, rectangles, trapezoids, rhombuses, and parallelograms are featured.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Identifying the theme of a fiction passage can be a challenge. Make it fun, as well, by using these task cards! Each of the 16 task cards contains a short narrative. Two answer sheet options are included. Students can either write their own sentence that identifies the theme, or they can choose from a list of answer choices.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teaching text structure can be difficult. This set of task cards is helpful because it features eight topics with four passages about each topic. Text structures include description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Students read the informational passage and identify its text structure.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These 24 author's purpose task cards use the PIE'ED approach to teaching author's purpose. Students will read each passage and determine whether the author's purpose was to persuade, entertain, describe, inform, or explain. These cards are written for students in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and are ideal for use as a test prep activity. Plus, teachers get to choose between the basic recording sheet and the gamelike recording sheet.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These four graphing worksheets will give your students the opportunity to practice interpreting and representing data on scaled bar graphs, picture graphs, and line plots. Each worksheet features a graph or line plot, and students must answer questions about it. Then, students are given a frequency table, and they must draw a graph that represents the data provided.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These five geometry worksheets are designed for third-grade students. Students will practice multiple geometry skills including angles, polygons, shared attributes of quadrilaterals, and partitioning shapes. Squares, rectangles, trapezoids, rhombuses, and parallelograms are featured.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teach students to identify the main idea and supporting details within a reading passage. Identifying the main idea is a difficult skill for students to master, so it is helpful to practice identifying the main idea regularly. Each worksheet focuses on a particular month or season. This resource provides you with a main idea activity when each new month arrives. Spiral back to main idea 11 times during the school year! With multiple-choice questions, these worksheets are ideal for test prep!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teach your students to determine the author's purpose for writing a passage with this set of worksheets. Identifying the author's purpose can be a challenging skill for students to master. Students need lots of practice to become proficient in this area. These no-prep worksheets are ready to go! The packet includes ten engaging sports passages! Students are asked to write in complete sentences and to fully explain the author's purpose. Includes persuade, entertain, inform, explain, and describe.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
Teach your students to find text evidence with this color-coding activity! Students read two passages and then answer the five comprehension questions that follow. They color the dot dude beside each question, and then they return to the passage and use the same color to underline the text that supports their answer. This text evidence practice packet includes one fiction passage and one nonfiction passage. This engaging activity makes finding text evidence fun!
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections
These main idea task cards are perfect for helping students master this challenging skill. These are designed for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. It includes 10 nonfiction reading passages. Students are tasked with choosing the main idea, the best title, and a supporting detail.
Deb Hanson | Crafting Connections