"Arming your students with this game plan will lead to victory on test day. These well-defined writing and reading strategies will positively impact students' scores."
—Cheryl Yocum, English Language Arts Consultant
Wayne RESA, MI
"This book makes it easy for teachers to develop units based on their own state tests. By employing the strategies in this book, teachers will level the playing field for all students and make high-stakes test taking a game of knowledge rather than a game of chance."
—Mary McConnell, School Improvement Facilitator
Teach students essential skills for test taking and for lifelong learning!
Winning Strategies for Test Taking provides a practical, three-week unit of test taking skills that makes the most efficient use of classroom time and uses commonsense strategies that are engaging for students in Grades 3–8. The authors' fun approach raises the appeal of test taking and teaches effective metacognitive skills that transfer beyond the classroom into students' lives.
Full of reproducible resources such as planning guides, models, examples of think-alouds, annotated state exams, and more, this book shows how to help students excel at different types of test formats, including
- Reading and analyzing texts
- Multiple choice questions
- True-or-false questions
- Constructed response writing
- Writing to a prompt
Meet the demands of high-stakes testing and develop students' confidence to conquer the challenges of test taking in the classroom and decision making throughout their lives.