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Posted on March 15, 2015 3:15 pm
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Standardized Test Review
It's that time of year, time to review for the standardized tests. What suggestions do you have for making review engaging for students? It can be very boring for the students and myself as a teacher.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 15, 2015 4:06 pm

QeRary
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I have the students play games like Jeopardy, Bingo, and tic-tac-toe, using vocabulary words and Ga.OAS questions to help review. Game day is usually Friday, so it seems like a fun day, although the kids are learning. I also have a review assignment set up on my Google Classroom page. The kids pick a standard and then have to create a presentation answering the EQ. The kids love working on presentations. They are making their own summative assessment.
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Xunezu
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Incorporating technology is a wonderful way to make the review engaging for students, and having them create a presentation that might teach others how to respond to the essential question is the greatest form of learning. If they can teach it correctly to someone else, then they obviously know it!
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Solution 2
Posted March 15, 2015 3:42 pm

Katrina Hammonds
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My solution to making review engaging for students is making them interactive. Some of the activities I do in my class is musical questions, learning stations, interactive word wall, group activities (make sure each group member has a defined role), performance task, etc... I also increase my small group instruction for my LLL and SWD students.
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Solution 3
Posted March 15, 2015 6:34 pm

Morgan Jasper
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I provide review packets for math and reading that have questions similar to standardized tests. The kids complete the packets in class during free time and at home. As a grade level, we offer rewards for completing both reviews. If they do one or the other, they get to choose between playing in a class v. class kickball game or an ice cream float. If they complete both, they receive rewards. They students also check their own work before turning it in, so I can easily go through and which skills require the most review and which ones the students have mastered.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2015 10:30 pm

QeJupa
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Have them play jeopardy or another fun game
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Solution 5
Posted October 14, 2015 10:36 pm

Hudyja
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I really enjoy doing this activity that I like to call the "ticket system" with my students. As we do review packets, I give out tickets for correct responses. For example, I might do a language review and give out tickets for right answers as I go around. I also might hand out tickets as we discuss questions and students prove their answer. I then put the tickets in a hat and draw out a name or a couple of names at the end of each class. This really motivates students and also helps me see certain areas where kids may need review.
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Solution 6
Posted October 18, 2015 6:04 pm

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Have students make their own review. I have had students make their own Kahoot review game online for certain topics that they had struggled with. If they did well making the review, we would use their online game as a warm-up once or twice a week. Students loved making the games and they took care making sure their questions and answers were correct. You might want to try something like this because students are more likely to be engaged with something that they created.
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Solution 7
Posted October 10, 2016 7:24 pm

ZaBuBy
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use treats and try and have a positive attitude.
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