Monday, February 28, 2011

RELAX to Reduce Stress and Improve Test Scores

Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:

■Slowing your heart rate

■Lowering blood pressure

■Slowing your breathing rate

■Increasing blood flow to major muscles

■Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain

■Improving concentration

■Reducing anger and frustration

■Boosting confidence to handle problems

~Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technique/SR00007

M.A.P. Testing Review Ideas

Testing Across America -- Links to other state's assessment examples:



Virginia Testing Examples -- Graded Online for Instant Feedback
http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/index.html




Games and Puzzles for Review:
 

Friday, February 25, 2011

6th Grade Resources - Aligned to Benchmark Data

Aims Online Sample Tests in Math and Reading:

https://www.ideal.azed.gov/p/aims

Communication Arts Resources:

Aims Online Sample Tests in Math and Reading:
https://www.ideal.azed.gov/p/aims

Constructed Response Practice:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2008/10/shhhhh-secret-recipe-example-for-better.html

Plot Conflict [says grades 3-5, but the PowerPoint can easily be used in 6th too]

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/examining-plot-conflict-through-802.html

Drawing Conclusions Graphic Organizer:
http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2011/02/drawing-conclusions-graphic-organizer.html

Context Clues:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2011/02/context-clues-mini-lesson-inferences.html
http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/10/context-clues-video-clip.html

Conventions Practice:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/03/maplike-conventions-lesson-4th-5th-6th.html
http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/03/map-like-conventions-lesson-3rd-grade.html

Spelling Resources:

What Looks Right?
 http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2011/02/what-looks-right-balloon-pop.html
Word confusion:
http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/ww.cgi?A1=s&A2=0&A3=0

Math Resources:

Stem and Leaf Plots:

http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=tmh1101

• I Have … Who Has? Games:

http://mathwire.com/whohas/whohas.html

Brain Teasers for 6th Grade:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/brain/gr6/index.html

Test-Taking Skills for 6th Grade Math:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testquest/6/index.html

Test Prep for 6th Grade Math:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testprep/gr6/index.html

Singapore Math – a model drawing way to look at solving problems. After looking at the hyperlink, let me know if you’re interested in learning more. I can show you how it’s done in minutes.

http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=6742910086790513625&postID=3375399529613049934

5th Grade Resources - Aligned to Benchmark Data

Aims Online Sample Tests in Math and Reading:

https://www.ideal.azed.gov/p/aims

Communication Arts Resources:

Drawing Conclusions Graphic Organizer:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2011/02/drawing-conclusions-graphic-organizer.html

Context Clues:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2011/02/context-clues-mini-lesson-inferences.html

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/10/context-clues-video-clip.html

Figurative Language:


Quia Game:

http://www.quia.com/cb/136317.html

Simile PowerPoint:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/02/visual-trail-and-powerpoint.html

Duke Ellington by Andrea Pinkney is my favorite resource to model many types of figurative language to students: http://www.amazon.com/Duke-Ellington-Prince-Orchestra-Caldecott/dp/0786801786

Conventions Practice:

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/03/maplike-conventions-lesson-4th-5th-6th.html
http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2010/03/map-like-conventions-lesson-3rd-grade.html

Spelling Resources:

• Find the misspelled word:

http://www.funbrain.com/spellroo/index.html

Word confusion:

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/ww.cgi?A1=s&A2=0&A3=0

Math Resources:

• I Have … Who Has? Games:
http://mathwire.com/whohas/whohas.html

Brain Teasers for 5th Grade:
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/brain/gr5/index.html

Test-Taking Skills for 5th Grade Math:
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testquest/5/index.html

Test Prep for 5th Grade Math:
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testprep/gr5/index.html

4th Grade Resources - Aligned to Benchmark Data

Aims Online Sample Tests in Math and Reading:
https://www.ideal.azed.gov/p/aims


Communication Arts Resources:

Main Idea (Brain Pop)

Author’s Purpose:



Sequencing Lesson:


Conventions Practice:

Spelling Resources:

Find the misspelled word:

Word confusion:


Math Resources:

I Have … Who Has? Games:

Brain Teasers for 4th Grade:


Test-Taking Skills for 4th Grade Math:


Test Prep for 4th Grade Math:


3rd Grade Resources - Aligned to Benchmark Data


Aims Online Sample Tests in Math and Reading:
Communication Arts Resources:

Drawing Conclusions Resources:
Spelling Resources:

• Find the misspelled word:
• Word confusion:
Math Resources:

• I Have … Who Has? Games:
• Brain Teasers for 3rd Grade:

• Test-Taking Skills for 3rd Grade Math:
• Test Prep for 3rd Grade Math:

Thursday, February 24, 2011