lala life – with Leslie Ann
One of my goals this year is to improve the rigor in my classroom. I want to move past those "right there" questions and really make my kids dig deep into the text. I've been focusing on Bloom's Taxonomy as a result and I created a resource that has really help move beyond pointing directly to the answer. I call them bloom's ladders. Here's what each ladder looks like: We treat it like a video game. Students place a paperclip next to each task or question. When they complete a task/question…
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Each group had a cup filled with ten review questions based on what we've learned in math this year. The students worked together to solve the questions one at a time. If they got the right answer, they got to go place one of their sticky notes on the boa
FREEBIE Testing Info for Parents
Let your parents know that a big test is coming up and give them the opportunity to write a sweet note to their child with this freebie!Please be kind and leave feedback if you download☺ Thank you so much!Enjoy!Ashley Let's connect! Sharp in Second blogPinterestInstagramtesting, testing letter, pare...
Question Stems 1st - 6th Grade BUNDLE
The new standards are complication and it can be difficult to ensure we're asking questions that reach the depth of the standard. These question stem cards make it EASY to ask appropriate questions for each standard. Use them during small group discussion or even when creating an assessment! They're available for all ELA standards grades 1-5.
FREEBIE: Text Structure POKE Activity (or task cards)
After teaching my students the 5 main ways authors organize information separately, my students were ready to look at a variety of texts and determine that different text structures the author used. I started with this baking themed POKE set to see where my students stood when asked to put all 5 tex...
End of the Year Escape Room for 5th Grade Bundle: Reading & Math Challenges
This is a combo of a breakout and escape challenge - play with teams and it's easy to set up and manage. This one is a test prep review of the reading standards: Main Idea Context Clues/Vocabulary Figurative Language Facts and Opinions Plot Poetry vs. Drama Summarizing Critical Thinking #escapeclassroom #breakoutedu
End of the Year Escape Room for 3rd Grade Bundle: Reading & Math Challenges
The perfect test prep for 3rd grade reading! This escape room challenge is emoji themed and covers: Main Idea Context Clues Point of View Poetry Figurative Language (similes and metaphors) Character Traits Summarizing/Retelling
Free Downloads / Test Prep / Task Cards
Free Downloads / Test Prep / Task Cards that include: - Test Prep / Reading - ELA Type Questions - Vocabulary - Figurative Language - Fact and Opinion - Author's Purpose - Point of View - Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms - Affixes /Roots - Main Idea - Prediction Check out our other Apr...
Reading Skills Review Task Cards FREE
Need fun reading test prep or reading skills review? Options include print, Easel Activities, and Google Forms. These 24 task cards feature 3 cards each for author's purpose, cause and effect, character traits, compare and contrast, details, inferences, main idea, and word meanings. They are most su...
Testing Review Stations + Shooting for CCSS Success
What a great post about how to set up testing review stations! Tons of pictures - makes so much sense to do test prep this way!
Test Prep Coloring Pages | Motivational Quotes for Testing
Testing time can be very stressful for students. Use these motivational quotes for testing coloring pages to relax your students and motivate them before the big tests.
Test Prep Reading Stations
Are you looking for some easy ideas for your test prep reading stations? These ELA test prep stations are fun for your upper elementary kids and gives them extra review on the big test coming up. Come check out how these activities can work for your students in your classroom and help you will you are teaching in small groups.