Ep 212: Boost Your Students’ Test Scores with this One Activity - EB Academics

Ep 212: Boost Your Students’ Test Scores with this One Activity

We know you don’t want to spend all of your time teaching to the test, but at the same time you need to make sure your students are prepared so they can be successful. The key is adding a little creativity and prep work. Today I’m sharing a Test Prep Treasure Hunt that is super engaging and effective to prepare your students for state testing. Plus, you can use it year after year after it is created.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:30] Caitlin begins talking about the importance of a Test Prep Treasure Hunt.
  • [:55] Caitlin shares what you’ll need to set up your treasure hunt.
  • [1:18] She reminds you to use direction words that your students will see on the state test.
  • [2:07] Caitlin shares an example passage to use for a treasure hunt along with questions to ask.
  • [3:37] She talks about hiding the reading passages around your classroom to begin and gives examples of clues.
  • [4:37] She explains how to begin by dividing your students into groups and giving them a copy of the questions for the hunt.
  • [5:45] Caitlin continues discussing the activity and prizes you may want to give students for completing the treasure hunt.
  • [6:16] Caitlin reminds you that this Test Prep Treasure Hunt is an excellent way to prepare for the test while having fun in your classroom. 

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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