Thursday, February 20, 2014

New PARC Practice Test Info and Link


  Have you seen the new practice test for PARCC? You can try out sample test questions on the technology platform that students will use when taking the Field Test later this spring.You  can engage with the different types of items and computer based tools that will be available. These Sample Item Sets are web-based, available 24/7, and require no log in or password. The  sample Items will not be scored. (I wish it would) To find the practice tests for 3-5, 6-8, and high school click here. You will need to update your internet to Google Chrome to practice the PARC test. Let me know what you think about this site. 










Sunday, February 16, 2014

Transition of the Day and Contraction of the Day Freebies



 We have 42 more school days until TCAP time in Tennessee. To help my students get ready I like to do a couple different questions of the day based on what they are going to see on the TCAP. I do an analogy of the day from Fact Monster. I also create my own transition and contraction of the day questions. I am thinking about doing a run-on sentence of the day too. You can get the next weeks below of the transition word and contraction.



Transition of the Day

February 17th-21st
February 24th-28th


Contraction of the Day

February 17th-21st
February 24th-28th







Sunday, February 2, 2014

Transition Words Daily Practice for Test Prep Freebies

         So I have been looking at all the skills my sweeties need to master before April. I have found that transition words seem to give them a hard time. So I thought if I practice this skill each day, maybe it will help them. So I created a Power Point for each week from last week until the middle of February. I will be creating the others soon and posting them. You can get each Power Point below. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to help my sweeties master this skill.


January 21st-24th 
January 27th-31st
February 3rd-7th
February 10th-14th