Reflection: Relevance Take the Test: Teaching Tricks to Testing - Section 1: The TEST


Test taking is a skill in itself. To help students learn skills that make them productive and successful at taking tests, these skills need to be taught and practiced. When I first taught in fourth grade, I was shocked that 9 and 10 year olds already had formed an opinion about tests. I made it a point to try to change the negative opinions and help them understand the purpose of tests. 

To do this I have taught them to chant "Bring it ON!" when we are about to take a test. I make sure to tell them before they begin every test that if they do not try their best, and show me what they know, I will not know how best to teach them. I remind them that I will not test them on something they do not know. I also reiterate that the test also tells me how well I taught them and if I need to reteach anything. The class always seem to enjoy that they are helping me out and that the test also is a reflection of me. 


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Take the Test: Teaching Tricks to Testing

Unit 12: Testing Strategy Lessons
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT write notes, practice tricks, and apply strategies to taking tests.

Big Idea: What a better way to learn and practice test taking skills then on an actual test. This lesson uses a test students were going to take in history. I will model good test taking, they will practice with multiple choice, short answer, and reading passages.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, assessment, test taking strategies
  24 minutes
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