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Test Prep

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Constructed Response:

R—Restate the question.

A—Answer the question.

C—Cite evidence to support your answer.

E—Explain how the evidence supports your answer, if needed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rXZr7n5qtE - Constructed Short Response Video





List of ELA Test Terms to Know. With this list, students can sort questions by skill—is the question asking them to compare and contrast, summarize, or infer?





http://www.prepdog.org/6th-grade.htm - Prep Dog


https://sites.google.com/site/njaskwritingprep678/student-samples - Test Prep


http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/descriptors/es/lal6.htm - Proficient & Partially Proficient Defined


http://www.quia.com/jfc/838560.html - Standardized Test Words to Know


http://www.quia.com/jfc/838560.html - Test Terminology


http://web.archive.org/web/20041026043906/http://www.quia.com/jg/39527list.html - Test Words Vocabulary


http://web.archive.org/web/20041026043910/http://www.quia.com/jg/39533list.html - Test Prep - Grammar Vocabulary


http://www.quia.com/mc/838560.html - Matching Terms - Standardized Tests


https://sites.google.com/site/njaskwritingprep678/speculative-explanatory/graphic-organizers - NJ ASK Writing Prep - Narrative Leads, Speculative Practice/Organizers, Responding to a Quote, 4 Square Organizer




http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/testing/releasedforms/grade6readingreleased.pdf - NC Test Prep


http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqgr6ela.pdf - CA Test Prep


http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2008/release/g6ela.pdf - MA Test Prep



http://catpin.com/bubbletest/ - Bubble Sheets



http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1334920051 - Test Prep Jeopardy Review 



http://www.weareteachers.com/docs/default-source/printable-materials/writetolearn_finalposter.pdf?sfvrsn=2 - 11 Phrases NOT to use in Writing


https://www.njea.org/news-and-publications/njea-review/april-2011/assessment-resources-and-testing-tools - Testing Sites - NJEA



 http://glencoe.com/sites/new_jersey/teacher/languageart/assets/langartlinks.html - Language Arts Resources


Reading & Writing Test Prep










http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/bloomsverbs.pdf - Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/CRorganizer.pdf - Constructed Response Graphic Organizer



https://curiouscats.pbworks.com/w/page/38698113/NJ%20ASK%202011 - What to expect on the NJ ASK


http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm - Test Review - LA/Literacy



 http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/ - Mr. Nussbaum Reading Test Prep


http://www.southamptonpublicschools.org/webpages/KPalumbo/nys.cfm?subpage=1001000 - Test Prep Passages


http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm - Interactive Test Prep - Great Site!




When answering an Open Ended Question, use RAGES to help you respond to the prompt.

R - Restate the Question

A - Answer the Question

G - Give Examples (at least 2) from the Text

E - Extend your Response with examples from your life, the world or a book your have read

S - Summarize your Paragraph

Here is an example:


http://www.lcmrschooldistrict.com/brettimages/NJASK-march11-1.pdf - Open Ended Response PowerPoint




In a play, we get to know the characters by watching what they do, by hearing what they say, and by observing how others respond to them.  This is true even in the early scenes from The Diary of Anne Frank.


              Does the character’s personality make it easy or difficult to get along with others?


Use information from the passage and examples from your life experiences to support your response.





R One of the characters in the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, is Anne Frank.  A She is talkative and strong-willed.  G For instance, she is very talkative to Mr. Dussel. The first day Mr. Dussel arrived, she was talking to him non-stop, while he would reply with short answers. Even though she was supposed to be telling him about the rules of the Annex, she was talking about everything else.  In fact, he kept interrupting her stories!  G In addition to being talkative, she is also strong-willed.  This is shown when she told Mr. Van Daan that she wanted to go to Paris to be a famous instead of being a housewife.  She said she would rather cut her throat than be a housewife. E This reminds me of my classmate.  Even though a teacher tells her to behave, she still speaks her mind to get a point across.  She wants to be famous, too.  S In conclusion, Anne’s actions and speech show us she is talkative and strong-willed. 






ttp://www.internet4classrooms.com/timer.htm - Online Timer


http://homeworktips.about.com/od/schooltests/a/testmistakes. - htm - Common Test Mistakes



http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/#5 - Online Reading Test Prep



http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assistance.htm - Test Prep




http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/skills_sixth_6th_language_arts_comprehension.htm - Test Prep - Internet 4 Classrooms


http://www.fws.gov/nc-es/edout/albewolf.html - Red Wolves - Separate Fact from Fiction



 http://www.holmdelschools.org/schools/satz/eng_dept/NJASK/compositional_risk_matrix.htm - Compositional Risk



http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interact-assess.htm - Assessments




http://www.csun.edu/~hflrc006/strategies.html - Timed Essay Strategies



http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/hostmsprompts.pdf - Writing Prompts



http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/6_steps_for_drafting_constructed_responses.pdf - 6 Steps to Drafting a Constructed Response


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/CRorganizer.pdf - Constructed Response Graphic Organizer


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/questionanatomy.pdf - Anatomy of a Constructed Response



http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Readquarium/Comprehension/ - Gamequarium - Comprehension Practice








https://sites.google.com/site/njaskwritingprep678/home - NJ ASK Test Prep


http://rozauer.tripod.com/testprepla.htm - NJ ASK Test Prep


http://www.freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us/gassner/gepa/gassner_gepa.htm - NJ ASK Test Prep


http://www.state.nj.us/education/njpep/assessment/5_7/samples2007/NJ07_TB_G6_FA_SamplerFinal.pdf - NJ ASK 2007



 https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxuamFza3dyaXRpbmdwcmVwNjc4fGd4OjFmODc3Y2QxMGNiNjc1MTc - Composititional Risk




http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqgr6ela.pdf - Standardized Test Explained


http://nysedregents.org/Grade6/EnglishLanguageArts/home.html - NY LA Tests



 http://www.rabun.k12.ga.us/staff/rhenson/CRCT%20Practice/6th%20Grade/6LangArtsTestA.pdf - Test Prep - Questions



 Constructed Response


 http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/6_steps_for_drafting_constructed_responses.pdf - Steps to Constructed Response


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/CRorganizer.pdf - Constructed Response Graphic Organizer






http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/rdg/hme/benchmark/index.thtml&grades=6_8&alt=6-8 - Benchmark Papers - Houghton Mifflin Examples



http://literacycookbook.com/page.php?id=20 - Literacy Cookbook


http://rozauer.tripod.com/testprepla.htm - Test Prep



http://eleaston.com/quizzes.html - Make Quizzes, Tests



 http://homeworktips.about.com/od/schooltests/a/bubblesheet.htm - Bubble Sheet Tips


http://www.catpin.com/cgi-bin/bubble_test.pl?action=mathgrid68 - Bubble Grid



http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testquest/6/index.html - Be a Better Test Taker


http://testtakingtips.com/ - Test Taking Tips


http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/marketing/sfesl/practicereading.html - Test Tips & Practice



http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/test_taking_assistance_sixth_6th_grade.htm - 6th Grade Test Prep


http://rozauer.tripod.com/testprepla.htm - LA Test Prep




6th Grade Test Taking



http://kittyk70.tripod.com/testing.htm#lang6 - 6th Grade Test Prep - Many States


http://kittyk70.tripod.com/testing.htm#reading6 - 6th Grade Reading Test Prep - Many States


http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/online/2004/grade6/read.htm- Texas State Test - 6th Grade


http://nysedregents.org/Grade6/EnglishLanguageArts/home.html - NY State Test Prep




http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/releasepdf/07/FL07_G6R_TB_Rel_WT_C003.pdf - California Reading Practice



http://internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/test_taking_assistance_sixth_6th_grade.htm - LA & Math


http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/marketing/sfesl/tests/grade6.html - Reading Test - Pearson


http://rozauer.tripod.com/testprepla.htm - NJ ASK


http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Readquarium/Comprehension/Grade_Level_Test_Prep/  - Gamequarium Test Prep


http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/brain/gr6/index.html - Test Prep Brain Teasers


http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/south/shared_pages/standardized_test_practice.htm - Standardized Test Taking Tips & Tests



http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm - Reading Comprehension 


 http://alexandria-es10.lausd.k12.ca.us/Staff_Pages/Henry_Anker/Mr_Anker_Tests_New/Language/Reading/ReadingComprehension6a.swf - Mr. Anker Reading Test Prep - Interactive


http://www.iq.poquoson.org/grade6.htm - Reading Tests 


http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/online/2009/taks_g06_read/6reading.htm - Reading Test Practice - TX




http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testprep/gr6/index.html - Houghton Mifflin Test Prep


 http://www.iq.poquoson.org/langarts.htm - Language Arts Test Prep


http://rozauer.tripod.com/testprepla.htm - Test Prep



http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/pointofviewl.cfm  -  Point of View - NY


http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/online/2006/grade6/read/6reading.htm - Test Prep - William Wegman


Interactive Quizzes


http://www.iq.poquoson.org/grade6.htm - Interactive Quizzes - All Subjects


http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/c/collections/nonfict_gr68.pdf - Eating Bugs & Dear Editor - Where Do Skateboarders Go?


http://www.internet4classrooms.com/tcap_lang.htm - LA Test Prep 


http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/grade_specific_help_sixth_6th_grade.htm - Grade Specific Help



http://udlselfcheck.cast.org/resources.php#english - Test Prep Resources & Information



http://www.doc-txt.com/NJ-Ask-Review.pdf - Test Review Information





Speculative Writing Samples 


mhtml:http://moodle.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/file.php/9/Speculative_prompt_Score_1.mht - Score: 1

mhtml:http://moodle.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/file.php/9/speculative_prompt_score_2.mht - Score: 2

mhtml:http://moodle.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/file.php/9/speculative_prompt_score_3.mht - Score: 3

mhtml:http://moodle.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/file.php/9/speculative_prompt_score_4.mht - Score: 4

mhtml:http://moodle.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/file.php/9/speculative_prompt_score_5.mht - Score: 5



doc Writing Rubric (DOC 11 KB)
This is Ms. Simpson's and Mrs. Witter's for evaluating paragraphs and many other writing assignments.



doc Five Paragraph Persuasive Essay Checklist (DOC 48 KB)
This checklist can help guide you through the process of writing a five-paragraph persuasive essay.



NJ Scoring Rubric for Writing (6 &7) (TIFF 2.10 MB)
This is a scoring rubric the state of New Jersey uses to evaluate persuasive and speculative writing on the NJASK assessment for grades 6 and 7.



NJ Scoring Rubric for Open-Ended Questions (TIFF 1.26 MB)
This is a scoring rubric the state of New Jersey uses to evaluate responses to open-ended questions on the NJASK writing assessment for grades 6 & 7.



doc Rubrics for 8th Grade & High School Writing (DOC 51 KB)
This document was developed by the New Jersey Department of Education. It contains the rubrics for evaluating 8th grade and high school writing on the language arts literacy assessment (NJASK8 and HSPA).





Restating Writing Prompts


http://www.quia.com/quiz/680415.html?AP_rand=951994761 - Restating Writing Prompts







4-point response


- Clearly demonstrates understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides an insightful explanation/ opinion that links to or extends aspects of the text.


3-point response


- Demonstrates an understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides some explanation/ opinion using situations or ideas from the text as support.


2-point response


- May address all of the requirements, but demonstrates a partial understanding of the task, and uses text incorrectly or with limited success resulting in an inconsistent or flawed explanation.


1-point response


- Demonstrates minimal understanding of the task, does not complete the requirements, and provides only a vague reference to or no use of the text.


0-point response


- Irrelevant or off- topic.






http://www.imarksweb.net/aws/view.php?u=aHR0cDovL3d3dzIud2F0ZXJmb3JkdWhzLmsxMi53aS51cy9zdGFmZndlYi9TZXJlbm8vbWFpbnBhZ2VzL0luZm9MaXQvTWljcm9zb2Z0JTIwV29yZCUyMC0lMjBXcml0aW5nJTIwdGhlJTIwUGVyc3Vhc2l2ZSUyMEVzc2F5LnBkZg== - Persuasive Writing






 http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/bloomsverbs.pdf - Constructed Response


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/solid_versus_unsolid_CR_Questions.pdf - Good Constructed Response  vs Bad Constructed Response


http://writingfix.com/PDFs/RICA_PDFS/constructed_response/6grClouds_rubric_samples.pdf - Gr. 6 - Clouds - Examples of Constructed Response Answers


https://sites.google.com/site/njaskwritingprep678/open-ended/graphic-organizers - Open Ended


http://mrmepham.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/ape-chart1.jpg - APE - Open Ended Response






http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-6th-langbuilders.htm - Internet 4 Classrooms Skill Builders



 http://www.cengage.com/devenglish/discipline_content/grammarquizzes.html - Grammar Quizzes


http://glencoe.com/sites/new_jersey/teacher/languageart/assets/asses_rubrics.html - Writing Assignments & Rubrics


http://glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/languageart/grade6/G6WAER.PDF - Grade 6 Writing Scored Writing Samples


http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/index.html - Power Proofreading


http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/graphorg/index.html - Graphic Organizers


http://www.holmdel.k12.nj.us/schools/satz/eng_dept/njask/compositional%20risk%20breakdown/Motif%20examples/poe%20miserable%20life.htm - Sample Essay on Poe - Introduction & Closing


Standardized Test Words to Know 

compare to look for similarities
contrast to look for differences
describe tell more about, use details
express say/tell, especially in words; to symbolize
replace tp put something back in its former place or to put something NEW in the place of something
infer to read between the lines or to use knowledge and experience to draw conclusions, make predictions, or make generalizations
classify to put people, things, or ideas into groups, based on a common set of characteristics
Conclude/Conclusion to arrive at a decision, to close or bring to an end
Summarize give a brief overview of the main points of an issue or event
analyze to carefully examine all parts of an issue or event





http://epat-parcc.testnav.com/client/index.html#tests - PARCC Practice - LA


http://parcc.pearson.com/resources/practice-tests/english/grade-6/pba/PC194823- A Boy's Life & Emancipation:


http://parcc.pearson.com/resources/practice-tests/english/grade-6/pba/PC194823-001_6ELATB_PT.pdf - A Boy's Life & Emancipation - Compare & Contrast Theme



http://parcc.pearson.com/resources/practice-tests/english/grade-6/eoy/PC1100278_6ELAOPTB_PT.pdf - A Little Princess


http://lumoslearning.com/llwp/resources/common-core-parcc-practice-tests-and-sample-questions/practice-test.html?btn=start&cur=550&id=7391 - Interactive Test Prep, Writing Samples


http://lumoslearning.com/llwp/resources/common-core-parcc-practice-tests-and-sample-questions/sample-questions.html?cur=550&id=7391 - Grade 6 Sample Questions - LUMOS


http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/ - PARCC Online Practice - Get to Online Practice Site through Internet Explorer - #1


http://epat-parcc.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=15EL06PTEO&password=Practice - PARCC Online Practice - Get to Online Practice Site through Internet Explorer - #2



https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/ - PARCC Test Prep 




The Stripes Will Survive

http://www.alexandriaschools.org/cms/lib2/NJ01001243/Centricity/Domain/432/PARCC%20ZOOS.pdf -


The Zoos Go Wild



Behind the Scenes With The National Zoo's Lion Cubs



http://scope.scholastic.com/issues/03_01_17/short-read - Can Your Dog Predict The Future?


https://parcc.pearson.com/resources/tutorial/PC194426-001_6_8ELATutorialTB.pdf - PARCC TEST PREP



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