State Testing

Posted are resources to support teachers and students with the Smarter Balanced assessment. Check back for new resources, that will be posted throughout the school year.

Dhar Mann VidI have created text-dependent questions for the Dhar Mann video, “Girl Scout Gets Revenge on Boy Scout.” I used question stems matched to the Smarter Balanced assessmenthere
Dhar Mann VidUsing stems from Smarter Balanced, students watch Dhar Mann’s video, “Rich Kid Makes Fun of Poor Kids Halloween Costume” and answer a series of Text-Dependent Questions. here
Beard Meats FoodUsing stems from Smarter Balanced, students watch the video and then answer a series of text-based questionshere
Valentines Reader’s Theater MysteryStudents read from a Reader’s Theater script before answer questions with stems that match the state assessment here
Honest AbeThe story of how Abe Lincoln got the name, Honest Abe. Questions, matched to the SBAC stems, are included. here
Revising body paragraphsStudents are taught about body paragraphs and then carefully study a paragraph and identify the main idea. This is followed by finding evidence that does not support the main idea.Lesson
Content ExplorerFrom Smarter Balanced, use this site to learn how test items connect to academic
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