From Unit Plan: Strategies for Standardized Tests

These professional resources contain activities that help my students develop their test-taking skills and boost overall test scores. Make sure to teach the mini-lessons throughout the school year to help your students learn beneficial strategies for any formal assessment.

Easy Strategies & Lessons That Build Content Area Reading Skills by Joyce Graham Baltas and Denise Nessel
This book comes complete with model lessons and the reproducible activities.

Classroom Tip: I use the Facts and Inferences lesson to help my students prepare for state test

50 Reproducible Strategy Sheets That Build Comprehension During Independent Reading by Anina Robb
This book is filled with reading strate reading time.

Classroom Tip: Assign your students a strategy each week to help build their reading comprehension.

Spell Well! by Dee Benscoter and Geri Harris
Let these quick lessons make vocabulary lessons fun!

Classroom Tip: Help your students apply their knowledge to create bumper stickers using new vocabulary words.

Super Strategies for Succeeding on the Standardized Tests: Reading/Language Arts by Sara Davis Powell
Classroom-proven lessons and activities for meaningful test prep. Model lessons and practice pages use specific test formats so students get comfortable with the skills and the language of these exams.

Classroom Tip: Try to cover one section of the book every other week so that students are very familiar with test-taking skills and strategies…just in time for the standardized assessment.