Test Prep Activities And Lesson Plans With Flocabulary

Test Prep Activities & Lesson Plans from Flocabulary

Post Series: Flocabulary and Test Prep

We recently shared tips and strategies for using Flocabulary for test prep brain breaks. While Flocab is flexible enough to use in short spurts for a breather between prep, many of our features support rigorous test prep, too.

Use Pause & Play and Read & Respond to Prep for Standardized Writing

High-stakes writing exams typically include a combination of reading passages and writing prompts. Flocabulary has a few ways to help prepare your students for these tests:

Pause & Play

Use Pause & Play prompts as short writing assignments for students to write in response to a text. Pause & Play is available on select units, and you can find a full list of units with Pause & Play here.

Read & Respond

Read & Respond was developed to emulate high stakes tests, and can serve as a useful tool to build “reading stamina” in your students. Find a unit with Read & Respond, assign it to your students and have them practice reading shorter texts in preparation for lengthier ones on upcoming tests.

Who Doesn't Love a Printable Activity?

Flocabulary has printable activities available on every unit. From quick skill review worksheets, to more interactive and creative activities, these are a great way to circle back and review topics across subjects in anticipation of testing season. Access these free resources from any unit page using the left-hand navigation:

Don’t forget about dozens of lesson plans, too! Give our Flocab, Month-by-Month page a read to find some of our seasonal favorites (Looking to weave math and literacy instruction together? Our “Everybody’s Got (Word) Problems” is a test prep fave.)

Watch These Test Prep Classics

Of course, we would be remiss not to include some Flocab test prep classics, “Test-Taking Vocabulary” and “Test-Taking Strategies.” The printable activities are, of course, a great way to support the skills taught in the videos. Check ’em out:

Test Taking Vocabulary Lesson Plan - Flocabulary
Test Taking Strategies Unit - Flocabulary

So what are you waiting for? Try these strategies with your students today, and let us know how it plays out! Leave a comment here or shoot us a message on Twitter.

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Emily Gover

Emily helps lead up Flocabulary's content marketing and community efforts. Outside of the Flocab office, she can be found listening to podcasts, watching Scrubs for the nth time in a row, blogging, traveling, tweeting, or belting out karaoke. She is fluent in memes and gifs, and her favorite Flocab video is "Dracula Junior."

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