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Don’t Sweat the Test

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It is that time of year again, the time when you hope the little darlings in your care since September will be able to show what they know—to the state, the school, and their parents. This is their chance to prove that they’ve mastered grade level material or even surpassed expectations. It all comes down to one test. Did they eat a good breakfast this morning? How many snow days did we have? Wait, did someone just sneeze?!

All that’s left to do now is to shore up the test-taking skills and strategies that will help your students answer questions to the BEST of their ability. Use this fun game from Simple Solutions to practice.  (By the way, test-taking strategies and important study skills are addressed in both Simple Solutions Study Skills and Summer Solutions Study Skills.)

Our game is based on the popular television series, Jeopardy!  There are five categories, and each category has five questions.  A leader reads the question, and a player (or team) answers correctly to earn points.  If students are playing in teams, one student per team should be designated to say the answer after the team members have had a moment to agree upon the response.  A designated score-keeper can add up the points as the game is played. All your students will be winners when they do well on their tests!

Play this game with your class; then, pass out some healthy snacks, and sharpen the #2 pencils.  Your class is ready for standardized testing!


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About the author


Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. She loves all things Cleveland including the Cleveland Ballet, Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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