I'm Back in Blogland!

I'm Back!  Gosh it's' been forever since my last post!  This year is flying by and I've just been overwhelmed trying to keep my head above water--sometimes, not too successfully!'s time to get back to blogging!

First of all....

As a Carson Dellosa Brand Ambassador, I recently received a box of goodies to review and share with my friends in cyberspace.  The first is…

                                               Spectrum Test Practice

If you are in a testing grade OR must give a standardized test OR just like to know how your students are progressing, you have to check out Carson-Dellosa’s NEW Spectrum Test Practice Series available for grades 1-8!

Fortunately, I’m in the last category—interested in how my students are progressing and their readiness for third grade.  I am so excited about using this test prep resource!  In addition to the pages in the book correlated to the Common Care State Standards (Yeah!), online pages are available to provide bonus practice aligned to your STATE and grade level!  Having online access to a comprehensive practice test correlated to the CCSS available online is an absolutely wonderful bonus!

Comprehensive it is!  Each area (reading, language and math), is divided into skill components with lesson pages and a sample test.  For example, Reading includes

Word Analysis (Word Sounds, Rhyming Words, Contractions & Compound Words, and Root Words & Suffixes)
 Vocabulary (Picture Vocab., Word Meanings, Synonyms, Antonyms, Words in Context, and Multiple Meaning Words), 
Reading Comprehension (Picture Reading, Critical Reading, Fiction, Reading Literature, and Nonfiction.) 

At the end of each area, a complete practice test is available.  

Each lesson page even has a clue for a great testing strategy.  Love this!

Another great feature is each page is student friendly—great spacing with not too much on a page.  My students aren't overwhelmed like they were on some of the district tests we used to give.  

I think the pages would also be a great resource for the end of a unit of study.

Now to the bottom line-PRICE!  Well, here's an awesome surprise!  Each of these handy test practice books is ONLY $5.99 for the eBook!  ($15.99 for printed) You can’t beat that value for a reproducible book with 125 pages! 

Click on the link above to check it out at Carson-Dellosa online or at your local teachers’ store!

I participate in the Carson-Dellosa Brand Ambassador Program and I received this product free to try and review.

Take care!


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