What is the SMART 7?<br />A set of reading strategies for standardized testing<br />Seven easy to follow steps<br />Great for students who have test anxiety or trouble focusing<br />Apply to any form of short text with multiple choice responses<br />
Steps to the SMART 7<br />Step 1: Read and box the title<br />This helps the student identify the topic.<br />Step 2: Number the paragraphs<br />This helps the student separate the information into chucks rather than one large piece.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinah/2155535969/in/photostream/<br />
Steps to the SMART 7<br />Step 3: <br />Readeach paragraph. <br />Stop and think about what you’ve read. <br />Write 1 to 3 key wordsin the margin for each paragraph<br />This prompts the student to summarize as he or she reads instead of at the end. <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/53762992/<br />
Steps to the SMART 7<br />Step 4: Read each question- underline key words <br />The student can then match the key words of the question to the key words from each paragraph.<br />Step 5: Read each answer and put ✔, ?, ✖ beside each choice.<br />Here the student labels each possible answer to begin eliminating choices.<br />
Steps to the SMART 7<br />Step 6: Prove your answer.<br />Go back to the passage and find the details to support your first choice or to eliminate a questioned choice.<br />Step 7: Mark your answer.<br />Fill in the bubble for your final answer!<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertogp123/5843577306/<br />
Click here to download a poster of the SMART 7 steps with pictures.<br />Coming Soon! <br />Practice passages with questions for students. Teacher’s guide too!<br />Resources<br />
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