Thursday, February 26, 2015

Warm Up and Chill Out Test Prep Blog Hop and $50 Starbucks Gift Card GIVEAWAY!


Are you gearing up for state testing?  We all know it can be THE MOST an especially stressful time of the year, so my Lesson Deli friends and I wanted to make this time as stress-free as possible.  We have put together a blog hop that gives you the chance to snag some TEST PREP FREEBIES as well as have the opportunity to enter to win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card and some other sweet goodies along the way.

To get your students geared up for fiction, I have created these Character Analysis Task Cards.  I have found that while my students tend to LOVE fiction, it can be a real challenge to get them to analyze and respond in writing to the kind of questioning that is expected of them.  They can discuss text verbally all day, but when it comes to getting their ideas down on paper, some struggle to answer multiple step questions, and simply answer only the first portion of what is asked of them.  I need them to be able to support their response with information from the text or by citing textual evidence, so I created these task cards.

For some assistance with helping students navigate this reading literature expectation, snag this FREEBIE:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Character-Analysis-Task-Cards-for-Grades-4-6-RL1-SAMPLER-1728602
This FREEBIE includes:
  • directions for immediate implementation
  • 8-task cards with student answer document
  • answer key
I utilize these task cards in a couple of different ways.
  • small group to reinforce character analysis with those struggling
  • whole class
  • in a literacy center
You can grab the whole product here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Character-Analysis-Task-Cards-for-Grades-4-6-RL1-1559159
The entire product includes:
  • clear directions for immediate implementation
  • notes for student understanding
  • 32-character analysis task cards
  • student answer document
  • answer key for quick assessing
After entering the Dunkin' Donuts Giveaway below, head to my friend, Caitlin's blog for another great resource to help you and your students continue down the path to most prepared during this test prep time!  Hang in there!


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23 Comments:

At Thursday, 26 February, 2015 , Blogger Emily Levine said...

Going for long walks!

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger Mami2jcn said...

Hot baths.

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger Kim said...

Lots of baking! Long walks on the beach too! :)

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger Karen H said...

Reading!

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger JESSICA MCFARLIN said...

Getting a haircut & nails done

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger Purple Palmetto said...

Running with friends. Thank you!

 
At Friday, 27 February, 2015 , Blogger ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Doing yoga is one of my stress relievers. So is taking a long, hot bath!
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At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erika Bell said...

Chocolate!!!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

You are a girl after my own heart! Running is my stress reliever as well! Running with my running buddy is the best, but when I have to run without her, listening to some loud music doesn't hurt either. Best of luck!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

I HAVE to start yoga. I have taken a few classes, but I have to get more consistent because I may be the least flexible person on the planet.

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

Girl, I have been obsessed with chocolate pretzels lately! I must get over that!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

Awesome idea! Much needed time for yourself! My toes are in desperate need of a pedicure!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

Emily, I hope you live somewhere warm right now because here in the Midwest only makes me want to run everywhere because it is so cold. I can't wait for summer!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

Perfect idea!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

Since it is 14 degrees here in Cincinnati today, I am dreaming of the beach. Enjoy a walk on the beach for me today! Have a great weekend!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Erin Beers said...

As teachers we read all of the time. I would love any great book ideas. My fun is on Friday nights when People magazine comes in the mail. I know it is an hour of wasted time, but I sure love going to bed and reading about all things glamorous!

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Kylie A. said...

Long walks in a quiet park!! Thank you for the great ideas and suggestions in this blog hop.

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Gay Eskew said...

I like to go get a pedicure and my nails done.

 
At Saturday, 28 February, 2015 , Blogger Lauren said...

I like to drink warm drinks like tea and coffee.

 
At Sunday, 01 March, 2015 , Blogger Markisha said...

Prayer!!!!

 
At Sunday, 01 March, 2015 , Blogger sandyhills x said...

I would like to say eating a healthy meal - shaunie

 
At Sunday, 01 March, 2015 , Blogger Alexa said...

Brownies!! Our teachers' lounge is loaded with goodies this time of year. :) We also have a large school, so we often walk the halls too.

 
At Sunday, 01 March, 2015 , Blogger Michelle said...

Ha! Some of these are hysterical!! Great question/prompt. I like to be crafty-jewelry making for fun, origami, and knitting are just a few things to do as stress relievers.

 

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