I am linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings to share what I have planned for this week...with only 2 weeks to go until Texas state testing for my 4th graders, I needed to have a solid plan for every minute!
In Math, I started by creating a plan for Whole Group and Small Group review based on which objectives my students need more practice with. Click the link to view a google doc showing how I organized my Whole Group and Small Groups review.
Math STAAR Review Groups
In the mornings, the whole class will participate in our Math Scrimmage competition that I blogged about HERE yesterday. In the afternoons, I will use the information on the google doc to review a skill with the whole class. Then, I will work with a couple small groups on their targeted objectives while the other kids either do fact practice, a spiral review worksheet, or STAAR task cards. This time will be a Math Workshop, with students assigned to what they are supposed to work on. The task cards they will be using are these by Gina Kennedy:
For Reading, I only had 9 kids fail the practice Released STAAR test we took a couple months ago. So my main small group focus is going to be on them during the next couple of weeks. I plan on doing a short whole group review every day. One resource I will use during this time is these Paired Reading Selection cards by Rosie's Resources:
I will also review summarizing with the task cards from my Summarizing unit:
Then, in small groups with the 9 students who failed the benchmark, I will use various short passages with questions and task cards. I plan on meeting with 2 groups per day (5 students in one group and 4 in the other) every day for the next two weeks. Here are some of the task cards I plan on using:
So, as you can see, I have a LOT of small group time planned for this week. Last chance to get as many students as possible over the "Passing" line for the big test! If you teach a testing grade, how do you plan out your last couple weeks before the big day(s)? Link up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings to share...I'd LOVE to see what others are doing!