Test-taking Strategies

Test-taking Strategies

“RELAX!  Just do it, when you take the SOL test.  RELAX! Just do it when you take the test.  RELAX! Just do it when you take the SOL test.  RELAX! just do it….when you take the test….when you take the test.”

We are learning to RELAX to help us take the SOL tests this May.  Below are the strategies to RELAX!

R-read everything carefully (directions and questions)

E-examine all answer choices (read ALL answer choices before you choose)

L-look for proof in your passage and underline or highlight

A-always check your work

X-out all wrong answers

If we practice relaxing…we will be GREAT test takers!  Please help your child(ren) at home remember to relax before testing.  Classroom lessons in grades 2-5 will focus on RELAX test-taking strategies and RELAXing during the SOL test!

About Jennifer D. Woody

Hello! I am the part-time school counselor at Echo Lake this year along with full-time counselor, Julie Williams. I am from East Tennesse. I have my undergraduate degree in psychology from Mars Hill University (near Asheville, NC) and my graduate degree in counseling education from VCU. I have been in Richmond since 1999 and I have seven years experience as a school counselor. I spent one year at Longan Elementary and six years at Johnson Elementary both in Henrico County. I have three children and have been a stay-at-home mom for the past five years. My children are all elementary age; 3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergarten and now is the time to return to what I love doing by easing in as a part-time counselor. I look forward to getting to know staff, students, and Echo Lake families. This is a wonderful school and community! I am at Echo Lake part-time. I am here full day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and half day on Fridays. I have started classroom guidance lessons in Kindergarten and Ist grade classes. We are learning how to be good students by listening carefully, always working hard and paying attention. I am the contact person for the International Baccalaureate Program at Moody Middle School for rising 5th graders. I am here for all students. I can see individual students from parent and teacher referral. I am happy to work with your child(ren).

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