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Quiz and Swap - 3rd Grade End-of-Year Test Prep Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Get your students up, moving, and practicing third grade test prep skills with an End-of-Year Quiz and Swap Review Game.

3rd Grade Test Prep on the Go!

Game on! In this 3rd-grade end-of-year ELA and Math review game, you’ll find a mixture of grade-level standards to review. A fun and engaging way to practice important skills like conjunctions, quotation marks, adjectives, sentence structure, perimeter and area, addition and subtraction, division, telling time, multiplication strategies, math word problems, rounding, and more!

To play, 

  1. Students start with a card and spread out around the classroom.  
  2. When the music begins or a signal is given, have students walk around to find a partner.  
  3. Students quiz their partners by reading their card, swapping cards and continuing around the room to find a new partner.
  4. Play continues until music stops or signal is given. 

Through this activity, students will review grade level standards that will easily prepare them for third grade state testing sessions.

The 3rd Grade Quiz and Swap Game lends itself nicely to:

3rd Grade 

Georgia Milestones Test Prep

3rd Grade 

STAAR Test Prep

3rd Grade 

SOL Test Prep

3rd Grade 

PARCC Test Prep


Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your 3rd Grade Test Prep lessons

In addition to individual student work time, use this review game to enhance learning through guided math and reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing the cards in small group or as a whole class review lesson Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Alternate 3rd Grade Review Activities

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color or Blackline version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 

This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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