Anyhow, I digress. If you have been reading my blog you know that I am gearing up for EQAO (Education Quality Accountability Office) standardized testing. Here in Ontario students are assessed in mathematics and language in grades 3 and 6 and then they have to write the OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) in grade 10. Last week I posted the first booklet of mathematics questions I compiled for Patterning and Algebra at the grade six level. It's great to have the questions to review and use for practice ONLY if the students understand WHAT the question is asking them.
To that end, I have taken the list of KEY WORDS that EQAO publishes and created student friendly posters. Each poster contains a KEY WORD from the assessments (at all levels) and its corresponding meaning. I plan to print these new posters, laminate them and put them up in sets around my room. I might also print them out as a package with four words to a page and make the students little reference booklets. During EQAO all math and language related teaching posters and materials MUST be removed from the walls BUT they KEY WORDS may stay up. To me, it was worth making some nice posters in preparation to cover my bare walls this year!
If you would like your own set of these posters (you don't have to be teaching in Ontario or be taking the assessments to use them) please click on the link below. Please leave me feedback at my store letting me know if you used them, and if they were useful.
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Happy Monday everyone...have an awesome week! Good Friday is just 4 days away:)
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