Testing Miss Malarky - Take the Stress out of the Standardized Test


This print-and-go resource supplements your reading of the book Testing Miss Malarky, a humorous and ironic story about standardized testing. A must-read in every classroom! Resource created by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey
The Standardized Test can be an anxiety-filled time for many students - and their teachers! Testing Miss Malarky by Judy Finchler is a humorous story about a school preparing for THE TEST! The ironic plot will have your students chuckling - and it will open up the floor for a discussion about how to prepare for the test without being overwhelmed.
Here's the synopsis: Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher is teaching stress-reducing yoga instead of sports in gym class. Parents are giving pop quizzes on bedtime stories at night. The cafeteria is serving "brain food" for lunch. The kids are beginning to think that maybe the test is more important than they're being led to believe. Kids and adults alike will laugh aloud as Finchler and O'Malley poke fun at the commotion surrounding standardized testing, a staple of every school's year.

You can buy Testing Miss Malarky on Amazon - it's even Prime eligible! {Hello free 2-day shipping!} or check it out from your local library.

If you don't have the book, you can show your kids this video from YouTube of a teacher reading the story:

Then, as a follow-up to reading the book, I have created a 25-page print-and-go resource that will assess your students' comprehension, challenge them, and open up the floor for a discussion about how to prepare for the test without being overwhelmed.
This print-and-go resource supplements your reading of the book Testing Miss Malarky, a humorous and ironic story about standardized testing. A must-read in every classroom! Resource created by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey
This packet is chocked-full of fun and engaging activities - graphic organizers, vocabulary, cause an effect, journal entries, and much more! 

This resource is student-tested and teacher-approved! Here's what teachers are saying:

Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to purchase this packet and make your lesson planning a breeze! ---> https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Testing-Miss-Malarky-Book-Activities-1201053 


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