4/07/2013

{STAAR} Test Prep Linky

My Classroom is in full test prep mode.  How about yours?
This is Texas, we teach TEKS and our students take the STAAR test.
It's relatively new (okay, not new), prior to being named STAAR it was TAKS.  Yes, I still call it TAKS about 50% of the time.
The difference?  Rigor & it's timed.

I remember being a first year teacher (I was THE Reading Teacher for 6th & 7th Grade in a Jr. High), very green and I did not understand the impact of test scores.
Oh to be green again!
Now, I teach 3rd Grade Reading in a Title 1 School.  STAAR Scores are sadly my life.

I've used these strategies in my classroom since I began teaching.  They've been tweeked over the years, but I've used these for 3 years now and I really like them for STAAR.  I made the posters in 3 different colors so they will match any decor.  This year, I also made my strategies into a song that is included in the file:)
My students this year are very nervous about testing.  I made these cute Good Luck Notes for them.  They are FREE at my store...stop by and pick them up!  They are included in the Strategy Pack as well.


I'm joining in with Sidney from Teaching is a Gift  for her Test Prep Linky.  
Do you have a test prep product you'd like to share?  Link up too!

Let's link this up with Elementary Matter's May Link Up.


 This Little Piggy had a great Saturday Night!

4 comments :

Ms.M from Teachingisagift said...

Hallelujah! You are my 200th follower! Thank you for getting me over that hump. Your blog is so adorable. Pigs everywhere!
Thanks for linking up and for reblogging. You are awesome!
Have a great week.
Sidney
Teachingisagift

Wendy Arentz said...

What a cute blog design...it's perfect for your title. Thanks for the Good Luck notes! I'm a reading teacher and new follower! :)

Wendy
Read With Me ABC

D. Frideley said...

Thanks ladies! The blog design came first and then the blog name:)

Sally said...

What a cute blog! Thanks for linking up to my May Freebies Linky Party!

Sally from Elementary Matters