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There are some important things that
you can do to help yourself get the best score possible on the Ohio
5th Grade Reading Achievement test. Here are some
Before you read, skim across the title,
pictures, and any sub-headings.
Before you begin
to read each selection, look at the title and the picture. Think what
the selection is probably about, and make a prediction in your head.
Decide if the selection is most likely fiction or non-fiction. Is there
a word bank? If so, READ THE WORD BANK!
Read carefully, thinking about what is
the passage carefully. At the end of each paragraph, ask yourself what
was important in the paragraph. Summarize it in your head. If you arenít
sure, just re-read the paragraph and try again.
When you are finished reading the
selection, read it again!
When you are
finished reading a selection once, read it again! If you read it twice,
it will make more sense, and help you understand what the author is
Go on to the questions, and read each one
all the way through.
Now go to the
questions. Read each question completely. Think about what the question
is asking you to do. (RTD2!) Underline or circle the parts of the
question that tell you what to do. There is often more than one thing
you have to do, so make sure you have maked each thing you must do to
answer the question fully.
Go back to the test and find your answer(s).
When you go back
to the text to find the answer or support, first find some key words in
the question that you can skim the selection for. Remember, once you
locate the key words in the text, you may need to read above and below
the key words to find the answer.
Use QIA (Question in Answer) to begin writing your answer, then write a
As you start
writing your answer, begin with words from the question. That will help
you make sure your response is on topic! Complete your answer by writing
a full response to all parts of the question.
When you are finished writing your answer,
re-read what you wrote!
When you are
finished writing your answer, re-read it! (RRWYW!) Ask yourself
Does my answer respond to the actual question being asked?
my answer make sense?
I use the story to get the correct spelling of big words?
my answer complete? Did it answer all parts of
When you are finished with a selection,
make sure you have answered everything!
When you are
finished with the test, check it over very carefully to make sure that
you answered every question! If there is a question you canít figure
out, give it your very best and write something down.
Donít leave anything blank!