Tip Sheet #23 -April 11, 2023

Are your students 

ready for State Testing?

TeacherMade has you covered!

The best way to prepare for standardized tests is to teach your students how to think and problem solve throughout the year. With TeacherMade you have been doing just that! By converting your paper-based assignments to online digital activities, you have allowed your students to have consistent exposure to tech-enhanced items that they will see in their testing environment. 

Confusing tech will not affect 

YOUR students. Not this year!


Scroll down for 

Feast of Free Test Prep activities

 to help prepare for the big day!

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➡️ Texas Teachers: Click here for STAAR Math Practice Tests!


Science: Parts of the Face

  • Description: In this science activity, K-2 students will label the parts of the face. It has nine moving parts and students will get one point for each correct placement or answer. This would be great to use with the interactivity 'Parts of the Body,' also found in the digital activities.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Designed for K-2 but could be used in any Elementary grade.
  • Question Types: Drag and Drop
  • Click Here: Parts of the Face

ELA: Authors Purpose

  • Description: Students will read four texts about penguins then answer questions for each one. Text genres will range from informative to fiction. 

  • Grade: Elementary Grades 3-5 

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Multiselect 

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/s1QIPukPRKqIn4A2xVkmjA/

ELA: Language and Conventions

  • Description: Students will answer multiple choice, multiselect, and hot spot questions based on language standards. Questions will include verb tense, synonyms/antonyms, figurative language, correct punctuation, and more!

  • Grade: Elementary Grades 3-5

  • Item Types: Hot Spot, Multiple Choice, Multiselect 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/FbnTTSdZSJif1EGD6lV7mA/

ELA: Daily Language Review

  • Description: Students will be asked to choose the correct sentence, part of speech, figurative language and so much more! The great part about these is that they are auto-graded, so you can easily see your students' scores! Assign this in the beginning of the week, and students can complete one every day.

  • Grade: Elementary Grades 3-5

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/SttFA7iiTzCo0rZ3Iw-Zeg/

Math: Review Grades 3-5 

Math: Using Fractions - STAAR with Tech Updates 

  • Description: This worksheets consists of released Grade 3 test questions that have been adapted to include new question types on the redesigned 2023 STAAR test. The questions assess TEKS standard 3.3(A) which reads "represent fractions greater than zero and less than or  equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines."
  • Recommended Grade Range: Each worksheet in the collection is targeted to one TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) standard. It is intended for grade 3 but could be used with grades 2-5.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Drop Down, Hot Spot, Short Answer
  • Click Here: Using Fractions

Middle School:

ELA: Informational - HARP and Its Angel

  • Description: This is a fiction practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test of Reading and Language Arts (RLA) that incorporates new question types. It is an informational text type. 
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for grade 6, but can be used with grades 5-8. 
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown, Multiselect, Short Answer 
  • Click Here: HARP and Its Angels

Math: Distributive Property and Like Terms with Variables Level 3

  • Description: This activity is a formative assessment designed to measure the Common Core Math standard 6.EE.A.3 & 7.NS.A.1 & 7.NS.A.2 - Simplifying Expressions by Using the Distributive Property and Combining Like Terms.
  • Recommended Grade Range: The difficulty of the activity is Level 3 (mastering the skill) and it features 16 short answer items in which students must write the correct expression in simplest terms formed by using the distributive property and combining like terms in the given algebraic expression.
  • Question Types: Short Answer
  • Click Here: Distributive Property and Like Terms with Variables

Grade 8 STAAR Practice from Lone Star Social Studies

These 3 STAAR practice tests have been updated to the STAAR 2.0 format and are brought to you by Lone Star Social Studies.  They include ALL of the technology-enhanced item types your students will encounter this spring. (And If you're a KY Grade 8 SS Teacher, these will work just fine for your kids, too!)

High School:

ELA: English I - Revising - An Inspirational Athlete!

  • Description: This is a practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test for English I that incorporates new question types. Students will read the passage then choose the correct answer to revise the text.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for high school course English I, but can be used with any high school reading level.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown
  • Click Here: An Inspirational Athlete

Math: Solving Absolute Value Equations Level 2b

  • Description: This activity is a formative assessment designed to measure the Common Core Math standard 7.NS.A.3 & HSA-REI.A.2 - Solving Absolute Value Equations. The difficulty of the activity is Level 2 (developing the skill) and it features 14 short answer items in which the students must write the correct solution to a given algebraic equation that includes absolute value bars with one variable using any operation. 
  • Recommended Grade Range: This activity has been designed for grade 7, but can be used with students in grades 7-10.
  • Click Here: Solving Absolute Value Equations

Algebra I Practice Activities Compliments of Eye on Mastery

After-Testing Materials

ELA: Spring Word Search

  • Description: Find the words in the Spring Word Search! Your students will look for the spring terms then highlight them using the highlighter tool. Word searches are always a student favorite!

  • Grade: All grade levels

  • Item Types: Highlighter Tool

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/BHraVoRgR-ynwrBia7zjoQ/

ELA: After Testing Bingo

  • Description: Students will get to choose activities to do after they complete their testing. Each day they can choose one or two activities to see if they get Bingo! Some may even complete the whole board. 

  • Grade: All grade levels 

  • Item Types:  Highlighter or Pen Tool 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/GahZpJ4KRZ-nfLqKnUo2pg/

ELA: Scattergories

  • Description: Play Scattergories with your classmate! Both students will open the assignment and play against one another. Or they can practice their skills trying to beat the clock! The options are endless.

  • Grade: All Grade Levels 

  • Item Types: Short Answer 

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/NY4P8vmtQxK0GPhWD5W51A/

SEL: Coloring Page

  • Description: Students can color in different clip art pieces then design a background of their choosing. A perfect way for students to show their creative side! 

  • Grade: All Grade Levels 

  • Item Types: Highlighter and Pen Tool 

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/qy9GcHXJQoWwUZz3LpUExA/

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