Bertha Billingsworth (BB for short) is basically a happy person until she has to take a test. To her, the word test stands for Terrible Every Single Time, because that's how she does on them, TERRIBLE! BB's teacher comes to the rescue by inviting her to become a member of the Anti-Test Anxiety Society. She tells BB that TEST stands for Think Each Situation Through! She also ends up teaching BB the Dynamic Dozen (12 amazing test-taking strategies), and convinces her to use her "GET TO" brain instead of her "HAVE TO" brain. Now when BB takes a test, she is calm and focused and thanks to her teacher, the Terrible now stands for Terrific! Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32
Last to Finish
by Barbara Esham (2008, Mainstream Connections, 16.95/hardback)
Max, a third-grader always liked math until his teacher started using a timer for testing the class on multiplication facts. Max clutches when he tries to hurry. When his missing math folder reveals that Max has been working problems from his older brother's algebra book "for fun," he is invited to join the school math team as well as a program for accelerated math students. Part of The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series. Color. Grades K-5. [10” x 10”...32 pages]
The Big Test
by Julie Danneberg (2011, Charlesbridge,
Mrs. Hartwell is preparing her class to take the Big Test. She knows they have studied and are well prepared, but her students grow increasingly anxious. Mrs. Hartwell realizes she has to teach the most valuable test-taking skill of all: learning to relax. Color. Grades K-3. [8” x 10”...32 pages]
Test-Taking Savvy: Pulling the Answers from Your Noggin!
Compiled by Dave Craig (2006, Paperbacks for Educators,
Tests are a part of every life—especially for students. But not all students are comfortable taking tests, nor do they ever develop the ability to approach testing with confidence. They simply don't develop the savviness that can propel them to success. You'll find some great lessons here on how to develop a "Just Say Know" attitude. Grades 3-8. [7” x 8.5”...40 pages]
The teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for
THE TEST! And even though the grown-ups tell the children not
to worry, they’re acting kind of strange. Your students
will probably laugh at the commotion surrounding standardized
testing in Miss Malarkey’s school. And, at the same time,
get some sense of how important it is for your students and
your school to do well on tests. Color. Grades 1-4. [8.5” x
The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World
For centuries, students worldwide have been tricked into making school less successful and more stressful than it needs to be. In reality, you already have the ability to make anything that you do in school easy. From writing essays to mastering any math concept to acing even your most difficult final exam, The Straight-A Conspiracy takes you through the simple, stress-free ways to conquer any class in school. The truth about straight-A's has been kept from you. Grades 6-12. [6” x 9”...338 pages]
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