My students are motivated to practice because it's not just another worksheet thrown at them, it's a non-threatening game that's simple to play too. Look over some of the tests that you have given or if you have examples for state testing, decide which kind of questions would fit well on a Jenga block. Write the questions on them and use in a tutoring session or in the classroom as a center. If you can sneak it in as a center, you'll still be able to meet some of your other demands while keeping students sharp and prepared for testing.
If you haven't ever heard of DIY Jenga, come read a little more about it and view the free e-tutorial that's embedded in that post. Making one doesn't take much time and there's many options for making this game work for your classroom.
Test Prep Tips: "Test" is a 4 Letter Word
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