Test Passing Rap Fluency Passage and Comprehension Activities

State testing is coming up, here in Ohio at least!  Just about six weeks left to prepare students.  I wrote this Testing Passing Rap to try to make it a little fun for them.

3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

This is an original fluency passage I wrote and comprehension/extension activities to accompany it. This package includes a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse.  It also includes a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. There are low level comprehension questions, higher level comprehension questions, and a short writing activity.


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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 3.1

*How to Use*
This was designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy.  It would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, first page of comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, second page of comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).  On this day I would have students do the test taking tips writing activity to use as a reminder to read before tests.

I wrote this passage to help prepare my third graders for state testing, which they take in the fall and in the spring. I hope you like it! You can use my fluency progress monitoring graph available for free in my store to track students’ fluency progress with this passage.

I am so happy to share my stuff with you!  Good luck on state testing!

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

(Joshua 1:9)

State Testing Checklist!

State testing is coming up and I want my students to have the best chance possible of passing.  Of course.  🙂  I made this picture checklist for each of my students.  They all receive accommodations and will be testing one on one or with a small group.  The person administering their test will fill out the checklist and then I can see how my students did!  It is really an effort checklist, which is more important to me than if they pass or not.  This week I am having my students fill out the bottom portion and choose an incentive to work for.  I hope I can celebrate with each of my students after they crush the state tests!  Maybe you can try it with your students!

Testing Checklist

Testing Checklist