Lesson Plan

Test-Taking Strategies for Three Subject Areas

Sometimes a test page loaded with text can make a student's face go blank. Help them decipher what a text question is asking with a series of tips focused on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and language arts mechanics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the extension activities as lesson assessments or group activities
  • Incorporate the test-taking strategies throughout the year, emphasizing them before standardized testing
  • Include in a literacy center or when working individually with English learners
Classroom Considerations
  • Strategies are helpful but do not include specific examples
  • Uses Super Strategies for Succeeding on the Standardized Tests: Reading/Language Arts Sara Davis Powell
Pros
  • Applicable to any subject, particularly the tips about reading instructions
Cons
  • None