If you teach 4th grade… then you know you have TWO MORE WEEKS (one of those may be Spring Break) until the STAAR test!
The KEY to this week is to keep doing what you’ve done! Hopefully that means mini-lessons each day and time for kids to write every day while you give them crucial feedback in conferences! Sound familiar? Yep- I’m talking about Writer’s Workshop. We can give them ONE MORE WEEK of Writer’s Workshop!
In addition to this Writer’s Workshop time, we can also give kids a little leg-up on the editing and revising portion of the test. First let me say, TEST PREP is not the ticket! But teaching that prepares… that’s what I’m all about!
So… in preparing kids for the editing and revision portion of the test, I created the following activities. They are open ended editing and revision questions that will get kiddos looking closely at writing. Better yet- their ideas and thoughts will apply to their own writing too! It’s a win-win!
Cheers! Happy Writing and may the SCORES (THE FOURS) be with you!