Stop Standardized Test Stress!

Apr 8th 2014

Does the thought of standardized testing make you cringe? Stop the standardized test stress with these three easy, engaging classroom activities. 1.Testing Worry Pockets: Read Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes and make text connections to  Wemberly and her worries.  Discuss students’ […]

5 Secrets to Successful Test Prep

Mar 25th 2014

Just the mention of standardized testing causes major anxiety for both students and teachers.  These 5 secrets of successful test prep, along with our complete Standardized Test Prep Unit, will alleviate angst, strengthen skills, promote self-awareness and build confidence. Create […]

Test Prep Center

Apr 13th 2012

Motivate students to prepare for upcoming standardized tests with the creation of a fun, engaging test prep center. I created “The Standardized Testing Swamp” in my classroom. Both Tina Turtle, Troubled Test Taker and Frankie, Fumbling Fox, are posted at […]

Standardized Testing Good Luck Hands (Khamsas)

Apr 10th 2012

Looking for a fun art project to motivate and encourage students for standardized testing? Make khamsas, or good luck hands. Khamsas have been used in northern Africa for centuries–most are made out of silver or gold and embellished with gemstones […]

Standardized Test Prep

Apr 5th 2012

Standardized testing is now a major component of education. Yet, just the mention of a standardized test causes major anxiety for students, teachers and parents. Astute Hoot has the answer for this anxiety! Unlike other test prep units that focus […]