With the end of the school year quickly approaching, end of year tests will be here before we know it. I’ve scoured the Internet and some of my favorite teacher blogs for ways to not only get my students prepared for their upcoming tests but also excited about them. Since teachers are so busy at this time of year assessing students, re-teaching concepts, and preparing students for assessments, I want to share some of the amazing ideas I have found!
Mrs. Harris from Adventures of Room 129 shares Graffiti Wall, a review activity that would be great for vocabulary words but could also be adapted to fit different needs.
Simplifying Radicals shares a fun review game, Bazinga, that can be used to cover almost any objective.
In a guest post on Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom, Samantha Harrell from Riveted Little Readers shares Fun Test Prep Alternatives to Drill and Kill.
Tara from 4th Grade Frolics shares these cute Multiple Choice Stick Fans. These could be used in a variety of ways, and they would certainly make test prep more fun and hands-on!
Mandy from Mandy’s Tips for Teachers shares how she teaches her students how to read and answer comprehension questions.
Vanessa from Savvy School Counselor shares eight tips test-takers should know and includes several activity ideas, including this helpful folder.
Heather from Working 4 the Classroom shares this adorable acrostic poem and paper chain test strategy review activity.
Tiffany from The Lemonade Stand shares this ADORABLE craft that has students writing a “set list for success”.
Melissa and Nicole from Lesson Plan SOS share these Smart Little Cookies that have students writing a recipe for success.
Test Day Motivation
Sarah Cooley from First Grader at Last blogged about Brain Sprinkles, a sweet way to give students an “extra boost”.
Ginger from Ginger Snaps shares these adorable Candy Motivational Testing Notes. Attach to candy and leave on students’ desks for a sweet treat!
For more testing ideas, check out my Test-Taking Pinterest Board!