First Day to Test Day
A Road Map to Accelerate Student Learning & Prepare for Standardized Tests
THINK BEYOND THE TEXT
Juggle reader voices
Apply reader voices to all text types.
Record the Thinking Voice.
STEP 1: Purpose of Annotation
STEP 2: Purpose of Annotation
STEP 3: Purpose of Annotation
STEP 4: Purpose of Annotation
Make inferences about implied ideas
Identify relevant text details
Define what makes a detail relevant.
Analyze the question/prompt to determine
the type of details to scan the text for.
Support students as they learn to make inferences.
Root inferences in evidence
Prepare students to provide 2-part answers.
Explain that all details are not evidence.
Target “best” and “most likely” answers.
Smoky Row Elementary teacher Barb Mahnesmith guides her fifth graders to analyze multiple-choice questions and answers.
Note the important or key words that would alter the meaning of each statement.
Guide students to eliminate wrong answers in multiple-choice questions.