Texas Reading Test: Camp Reading Ready Test Prep Resource *Freebie!
I get so much great feedback about this resource, but I’ve also gotten one request, over and over: make one for reading! And guess what? I updated to reflect the new 2019 TEKS, too!
The last few days before THE TEST are a great time to review the major concepts you’ve been practicing, but in a new and fun way. Enter: Camp Reading Ready!
If you’ve used my Camp Write-a-Lot Texas Writing Test resource, you’ll love Camp Reading Ready!
Texas Reading Ready Test Prep Camp
Camp Reading Ready consists of nine TEKS-aligned stations. I wrote them with the TEKS in mind, but guess what? They work for Common Core standards too, because they cover basic skills that most state tests expect kids to master!
Here’s a list of skills that Camp Reading Ready will help your kids review:
- Identifying genre with related author’s purposes, vocabulary & test questions
- Identifying main idea
- Identifying nonfiction text features and their definitions
- Matching vocabulary words with definitions and pictures
- Using context clues to infer word meanings
- Analyzing & describing characters
- Making inferences in poetry
- Sequencing events in fiction
- Synthesizing, using text features, and understanding text structure in expository text
To start with, the camp includes some motivational tools that will help kids stay focused while working through the stations. Choose from punch bracelets, punch cards, or collecting camp badges!
In this activity, students read short texts and identify the genre of the text. Then they sort the author’s purpose, vocabulary and sample questions into the different genres.
Identifying main idea
Nonfiction Text Features
I had a BLAST writing these poems! Each poem is written from the point of view of an animal. Kids have to read closely for clues to infer what animal is the speaker in the poem!
Sequencing Events in Fiction
This station is all about making sense by constructing a story out of paragraphs. Kids read the paragraphs on strips and then sequence them to tell a fictional story about… you guessed it: camping!
Students have to use sequence of events and clues they gather from transitions to put the paragraphs in logical order to tell a story!
Building Expository Text
Okay, maybe THIS is my favorite station. I love having kids use text features, understand text structure, and synthesize all in one! First, kids sort out the text features and begin figuring out the topic and structure of the text. They match captions and photos, titles, maps, and more. Then they take out the paragraphs and really get busy! It’s one of my favorite things to do with kids because it is so engaging and requires lots of thinking.
These stations are an engaging and purposeful way to review for the Texas State Reading test, and they’re in my TpT store, ready to go. Just click to head over and grab it. I really believe your kids will enjoy it and it will take away some of your test prep stress.
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