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Welcome to the Stanford Achievement Test Parent Meeting. Important Information. Reading /Math Test Week of April 7-11 Makeup dates April 10 th -11 th The test will be untimed. Students can take as much time as they

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important information
Important Information

Reading /Math Test

Week of April 7-11

Makeup dates April 10th-11th

The test will be untimed. Students can take as much time as they

need. The students will receive percentile and stanine scores ranging

from 1 to 9. Review all of the skills that were discussed in this workshop. Home learning reflects the skills that will be tested.

Scores will be sent home as soon as they are received.

reading
Reading
  • Common Core is what we are using in our curriculum and calls for the integration of content into Reading and Math.
  • The reading section is composed of different types of reading passages including poems, stories, recipes and advertisements.
  • Students will read and answer questions about the passages. They will need to go back to the passages to find the answer. All questions will be multiple choice.
  • Students will need to complete the test independently.
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Main Idea

Example Questions

1. What is the story “mostly” about?

2. What would be another good title for

this story?

3. What is the main idea of the story?

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Cause and Effect

**Cause - how and why something happened?

**Effect - what happened as a result?

**Clue Words: so, so that, if, reason, because.

Example Questions

1. What caused _________ to happen?

2. What happened after?

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Sequencing

**Order of events

**Clue Words: first, next, last, then, after,

finally, later, in the morning, etc.

Example Questions

1. What happened before…….?

2. What happened after……….?

3. The boxes tell some things that happened in the story.

What belongs in Box 2?

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Drawing Conclusions

Example Questions

1. What do you think will happen next?

2. What is probably true?

3. Why do you think it happened?

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Author’s Purpose

**Why did the author write the story?

Example Questions

1. Why do you think the author wrote the story?

( To entertain, to tell us information, etc.? )

2. The author wrote the story mainly to _____.

3. The author wanted the reader to ______.

4. Which of these would the author probably

agree with?

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Fantasy or Realism

**Fantasy - not real, make believe

**Realism - real, true, can happen

Example Questions

1. Which of these could really happen?

2. Which of these could not happen?

3. This story is mostly make believe because

_________________.

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How can parents help with reading?

*Read with your child every night.

*Make predictions and discuss the events and characters

as you read together.

*Tap into the types of books that interest your child.

*Make sure that your child is reading fluently, with

good expression, and with understanding.

* Go to the Riverdeep website to practice reading skills!

*Just READ!

*Be a great model- let them see you read!

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Grades 1 & 2 SAT-10

Common Core Question Task Cards – Functional

Initial Understanding

  • Ask a question that requires students to simply locate details or identify
  • chronological order. The answers are right there in the poster, chart, flyer,
  • or recipe.
  • Who, what, when, where, how many, or how much?
  • According to the ________, what will the children learn?
  • What do you do first/last?
  • What did he/she do first/last?
  • Where did ____ go before/after _____?
  • Which ______ was seen first/last?
  • Step # ___ tells ______.
  • The story tells you that _______.
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Grades 1 & 2 SAT 10

Common Core Question Task Cards

Functional

Interpretation

  • Ask a question that requires students to draw
  • conclusions from the information given, apply ideas

from text to a new situation, or determine the main idea.

  • Who, what, when, where, how many, or how much?
  • Why did _____ have_____?
  • How did ______ do _____?
  • What might be funny? (ha ha)
  • Why do you think _______?
  • Which of these is true?
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VOCABULARY (LA.3-5.1.6.3, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9)

Context

Read this sentence from the passage.

There was so much junk that it looked like a train wreck.

What does the word “wreck” mean?

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE & PERSPECTIVE (LA.3-5.1.7.2)

Author’s Purpose

Why does the author most likely write the story/passage?

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MAIN IDEA (LA.3-5.1.7.3)

What is the MAIN IDEA of this story/passage/article?

What is the most important lesson learned in the

story/passage?

Why do you think this story/article has the title “ ”?

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

(LA.3-5.1.7.3)

What happened just BEFORE/AFTER ?

What happened first, last, etc. …?

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RELEVANT SUPPORTING DETAILS (LA.3-5.1.7.3)

Which is a way to improve _______________ ?

At the end of the story, where does __________go?

COMPARE/ CONTRAST

(LA.3-5.1.7.7)

Compare

How are _________and ___________ALIKE?

What are the SIMILARITIES between ___ and ___ ?

What is the author comparing in the sentence above?

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TEXT FEATURES

In Literary Text

(LA.3-5.2.2.1)

Which sentence from the story best describes the

illustration on page ___?

The purpose of the illustration on page ___, is to

show the reader ….

***These cards will be useful for helping students with their comprehension skills.

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Math

This portion of the test will be administered orally.

Students will listen to questions read aloud.

Teachers will read questions from a script once and only once.

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Number Concepts

Skills to review with your children:

Read numbers.

Count objects.

Compare numbers.

Understand place value to the hundreds place.

Put numbers in order.

Count by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Complete number patterns.

Identifying even and odd numbers

problem solving
Problem Solving

Skills to review and practice with your children:

  • Listening and reading word problems carefully.
  • Writing down important information.
  • Listening and looking for words that tell whether to add or subtract to solve a word problem.
  • Selecting reasonable solutions.
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Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication (Repeated Addition : Example 4+4+4)

Concepts to review with your children:

Addition and subtraction facts to 18.

Adding and subtracting with regrouping.

Writing and solving numbers sentences.

fractions
Fractions

Concepts to review with your children:

  • Recognizing Fractions.
  • Identifying how many parts to a whole.
geometry
Geometry

Concepts to review with you children:

  • Identifying shapes.
  • Identifying lines of symmetry.
  • Identifying Congruent Figures.
measurement
Measurement

Skills to review with your children:

  • Estimating to the nearest inch and centimeter.
  • Recognizing relationships of feet, inches/ meter and centimeter.
  • Finding the Perimeter and Area of Squares and Rectangles.
  • Using Volume, Mass and Capacity.
  • Telling Time to the Half Hour and Quarter Hour.
  • Finding Value of Coins.
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Problem Solving

Skills to review and practice with your children:

  • Listening and reading word problems carefully.
  • Writing down important information.
  • Listening and looking for words that tell whether to add or subtract to solve a word problem.
  • Using Graphs, Tables and Charts.
  • Estimating results.
  • Selecting reasonable solutions.
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How can parents help

with math?

*Go over the homework with your child each night.

The skills for the homework covers the practice needed

for the test.

*Go to the Riverdeep website to practice math skills!

*Read the directions for the test orally to your child. *

preparation for sat
Preparation for SAT
  • Practice skills with homework and use websites for reading and math.

From now until the test:

  • Get a full night’s rest.
  • Eat a good breakfast.
  • Arrive to school on time.
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Thank you parents and guardians for supporting our common goal.

Teachers + Parents = Student Academic Success