Testing Miss Malarkey

Testing Miss Malarkey

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by Judy Finchler, Kevin O'Malley
     
 

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The new school year brings standardized testing to every school and Miss Malarkey's is no exception. Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher

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The new school year brings standardized testing to every school and Miss Malarkey's is no exception. Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher is teaching stress-reducing yoga instead of sports in gym class. Parents are giving pop quizzes on bedtime stories at night. The cafeteria is serving "brain food" for lunch. The kids are beginning to think that maybe the test is more important than they're being led to believe. Kids and adults alike will laugh aloud as Finchler and O'Malley poke fun at the commotion surrounding standardized testing, a staple of every school's year.

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Children's Literature
Taking standardized tests starts in early elementary these days. Judy Finchler provides a humorous take on the sometimes nerve-wracking process in Testing Miss Malarkey. Kevin O'Malley's expressive illustrations capture the commotion as adults help students prepare. The gym teacher offers stress-reducing yoga, parents give pop quizzes about bedtime stories, and the school cafeteria dishes up "brain food." The lesson here—try not to take it all so seriously. 2001, Walker, $16.85 and $15.95. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer:Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-Testing time is here again, and everyone is tense in Judy Finchler's story (Walker, 2000). This humorous take on the current assessment craze will have both teachers and students howling with laughter. The male narrator provides a different voice for each character. Kevin O'Malley's expressive and humorous illustrations are scanned iconographically, with some minor animation added. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802787392
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
Miss Malarkey Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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