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Vocabulary Land Game Board (Grades  4-12)


Vocabulary Land, similar to Hasbro® Candy Land™
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How to Pre-Assess and Differentiate Students' Learning for SAT/ACT Exams

Every school year I begin with the Sadlier’s Vocabulary Workshop's diagnostic vocabulary test. Students answer 50 multiple-choice vocabulary questions about the meaning and usage. When they are done, students check their answers.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

An Awesome SAT and ACT Comparison for Teachers and Students

I will never forget driving to my SAT exam early one Saturday morning; I had the radio blaring classical music while I crunched peppermints and double-checked my supply of number two pencils and the state-issued ID in my lap. I had been practicing for a month using my floppy-disk SAT Review program and had pored over the SAT pamphlet so I’d know how much time I had for each section. I was ready!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Guide to Reviewing Vocabulary Terms Before High-Stakes Testing

 I will always remember the day, early in my career, when my students rushed back into my room after taking the PSAT test shouting, “Ms. Ressler, Ms. Ressler—all our vocabulary was on the test!” I suddenly felt like all of my hard work that year had paid off and that the students really had learned the words we were studying.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

How Word Parts and Context Clues Strategies Can Help Students Become Better Test Takers

So often, teachers tell students to figure out what a word means based on its word parts or on surrounding context clues, but I rarely know how to elaborate on that idea and teach concrete strategies to students.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

10 High Stakes Assessment Terms Students Need to Know

If you read last week’s post, you know that your vocabulary instruction is most critical to your students’ success on high-stakes testing. Unfamiliar high stakes assessment terms in a standardized test can confuse and/or discourage students. Today I'm sharing a poster and tip sheet I've created to make sure my students are armed with the vocabulary strategies they need to come out victorious rather than feeling defeated.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Increase High-Stakes Standardized Testing Success with Vocabulary

High-stakes standardized testing is not going away. With the newly redesigned SAT® and the fact that many states’ are focusing on both the ACT® and SAT® as a part of high school graduation requirements, high-stakes exams are more important than ever. However, do not panic; your vocabulary instruction goes a long way in ensuring success for your students on these and all standardized tests.

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