NWEA Study Sessions

You will spend 10-20 minutes focused on working to improve your NWEA score. A high NWEA score is a clear indicator of readiness for college.

1) NWEA vocabulary study session (includes many words that have been on the NWEA in the past)

2) Use the activities below to improve your score. Select activities by your RIT range.

Word Recognition, Analysis, Vocabulary
Below 171
171-180
181-190
191-200
201-210
211-220
Above 220
Comprehension: Informational
Below 181
181-190
191-200
201-210
211-220
221-230
Above 230
Comprehension: Narrative
Below 181
181-190
191-200
201-210
211-220
Above 220
Literature
Below 181
181-190
191-200
201-210
211-220
Above 220

3) Individualized NWEA activities

Directions: Find your RIT band below. Try multiple activities under each column.

Note: Many of these activities may, at first, seem kiddish. This is not a reflection of your abilities. There are few NWEA resources available online for teenage students. Even the most difficult activities listed may use cartoon puppies to present the information.

RIT Band Literary Works Literary Elements Strategies/
Comprehension
Word Analysis/
Vocabulary

Below 171

Word Central
Using a Dictionary
Find a word in a Dictionary
Dictionary Exercises
Dictionary Dinosaurs
Using a variety of sources
Real or Make Believe
Tina’s World
Fact or Fiction
Fiction and Nonfiction

Find the Main Idea
Identify Main Idea
What’s the Big Idea
What’s the Big Idea II
Reading Detective

Into the Book
Fact Fragment Frenzy
Dig It!
Find the Main Idea
Get Well Nick
Making Pancakes
Fishing Bears (TT)
Ants (TT)
How to Be a Nature Detective (RSR)
How to be a Nature Detective (TT)
I’m Reading
What’s in the Bag?
Story Scramble
Dragon Games

ABC Match
Chicken Stacker
Picture Match
Word Family
Word Wheels
Whirlyword Machine
Paw Park
Choose the Word
Find the Best Word
High Frequency Words
High Frequency Word Games
Create a Sentence
Complete the Sentence Game
Opposite Matching Game
Building Prefixes
Fly By Contractions
Match the Contractions
Sam’s Synonym Lab
Word Works
Flip A Chip
Circus Builder
Compound Words
Compound Words Quiz
Compound Words Matching

171 – 180

Word Central
Using a Dictionary
Find a word in a Dictionary
Dictionary Exercises
Dictionary Dinosaurs
Using a variety of Sources
Name that Genre
Real or Make Believe
Fiction and Nonfiction
Grimm Fairy Tales
Anderson Fairy Tales
Non-Fiction Activities
Newspapers

Learning About Characters
Setting Match Game
Setting Test Tutor
Guess the Setting
Setting Practice
Setting Match
When did it Happen?
Story Elements Test Tutor
Understanding Plot, Setting and Theme
The Marble Champ (RSR)
Cinderella Story Elements
Matching Rhyming Words
Circus of Rhyming Words
Reggie the Rhyming Rhino

Into the Book
Fact Fragment
Dig It!
Find the Main Idea
Topic Sentence / Main Idea
Get Well Nick
Making Pancakes
No More Mowing
The Mixed Up Chameleon
Sleep Is For Everyone (RSR)
Flippy’s Adventure (RSR)
Johnny Appleseed (TT)
Days With Frog and Toad (TT)
Fishing Bears (TT)
Ants (TT)
Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope (TT)
Get Up and Go (TT)
Watermelon Day (TT)
The Hat (TT)
The Enormous Turnip (TT)
Chris and David
Contrasting Characters
Sequence of Events
Graphic Sources
Non-Fiction Characteristics
Solar System Quizzes
Get the Idea
Paw Park
Professor Smarts

Circus Builder
Choose the Word
Robobee
Word Carnival
Free Rice
Find the Best Word
Word Jungle
High Frequency Words
High Frequency Words Game
Antonym Match
Compound Words
Compound Words II
Breaking Down Compound Words
Building Prefixes
The Magic Key
Prefix Catch
Using Prefixes
Suffixes
Using Suffixes
Sam’s Synonym Lab
Synonym Toast
Word Confusion
Unfamiliar Words
Max Found Two Sticks (TT)
Montigue on the High Seas(TT)
Practice with Syllables
Space Stations

181 – 190

Word Central
Find a word in a Dictionary
Dictionary Exercises
Name that Genre
Genres of Literature
Real or Make Believe?
Fiction and Nonfiction
Fiction or Nonfiction
Grimm Fairy Tales
Anderson Fairy Tales
Non-Fiction Activities
Poetry Machine
Poetry Splatter
Poetry Activities
Letter Poem Creator
Wizards and Pigs

Learning About Characters
Setting Match Game
Setting Test Tutor
Guess the Setting
Setting Practice
Setting Match
Wilson Sat Alone (TT)
Cinderella Story Elements
Story Elements Matching
Understanding Plot, Setting and Theme
The Marble Champ

Into the Book
Non-fiction Characteristics
Solor System Quizzes
Finding Details

Mr. Turner Cleans Up
The Play
Summer Fun
Waiting for Mom
The Armadillo from Amarillo (RSR)
The Mixed Up Chameleon (RSR)
The Mixed Up Chameleon (TT)
Days With Frog and Toad (TT)
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
The Stories Julian Tells (TT)
The Talent Show (TT)
Making Predictions
Alice Learns a Lesson

Watermelon Day
The Field Trip
Cause and Effect
The Greatest Player Ever

Circus Builder
Snowman Builder
Practice with Syllables
Space Station
Syllables Factory
Context Clues
Dictionary Words
Robobee
Word Carnival
Free Rice
Word Jungle
Unfamiliar Words
Squanky
Synonym Toast
Words with Opposite Meaning
Antonyms
Antonyms Test
Antonyms Matching
Word Frog
Breaking Down Compound Words
Compound Words
Making Compound Words
Constructing Prefixes
Using Prefixes
Easily Confused Words
Word Confusion
Homophones
Homophone Spelling
Super Match Game
Tossed Up Talents
Inflected Endings
Same Difference
There, Their, They’re
Spin to Win
Suffix and Base Words
Suffixes Game
Suffixes
Short Circuit
Fish ‘Em Up
Unfamiliar Words
Cool Ali (TT)
Mintigue on the High Seas (TT)
Max Found Two Sticks
The Talent Show (TT)
Hedgehog Bakes (TT)

191 – 200

Name that Genre
Genres of Literature
Types of Text
Non-Fiction Activities
Fiction/Non-Fiction Jeopardy
Stories and Plays
Poetry Machine
Poetry Splatter
Poetry Activities
Letter Poem Creator
Wizards and Pigs

Using Reference Materials
The Encyclopedia

Cinderella Story Elements
Wilson Sat Alone (TT)
Pepita Talks Twice (TT)
The Gardener (TT)
The Marble Champ (RSR)
The Emperor and the Kite (RSR)
Elena
Understanding Plot, Setting and Theme
Problem and Solution
First and Third Person Point of View
Point of View Quiz
Wizards and Pigs

Into the Book
Study Zone
Solor System Quizzes
Lupita Manana
Reading Strips
Non-fiction characteristics
Compare and Contrast
Compare Versus Contrast
Find Comparisons
Reading Labels
Reading Labels II
Cause and Effect Detective
Cause and Effect Matching
Cause and Effect Words
What Caused it to Happen?
What Caused It?
Making Inferences
Character Inferences
Character Inferences II
Be a Critical Reader
Main Idea and Details
Summarize As You Read
Sum It Up!
Practice Summarizing
Who, What, When?
Learn About Dolphins
Learn About Elephants
Author’s Purpose
Identifying Author’s Purpose
Practice Author’s Purpose
Practice Author’s Purpose II
Reading for a Purpose
Author’s Viewpoint
Fact or Opinion
Solor System Game
Drawing Conclusions
Thinking About Details
Finding Answers
In the Days of King Adobe (RSR)
Nights of the Pufflings (RSR)
The Garden of Happiness (RSR)
Stealing Home (RSR)
A Very Important Day (RSR)
Blue Willow (RSR)
In the Days of King Adobe (TT)
I Have Heard of Land (TT)
The Talent Show (TT)
Sarah, Plain and Tall (TT)
The Banker’s Neighbor (TT)
Listening and Responding to Poems
Guess What Comes Next
Show What You Know
Author’s Theme
Reading from Graphs

Ski Lodge Vacation
Snowman Builder
Space Station
Syllable Factory
Breaking Down Compound Words
Compound Words
Spin and Win
Free Rice
Jellyfish
The Land of the Rocket to the Moon
What’s a Root
What’s a Root II
Spin to Win
Prefixes
Prefix Mix
Prefix Quiz
Suffixes
Suffixes Say A Lot
Short Circuit
Fish “Em Up
Context Clues
Context Clues II
Context is Key
Cows Context Clues
Words in Context
Unfamiliar Words
Word Confusion
Building Vocabulary with Synonyms
Squanky
Synonyms
Synonyms II
Synonyms III
Say It Another Way
Antonyms
Opposite Meaning Words
Antonym Challenge
Same Difference
Synonyms and Antonyms Crosswords
Word Frog
Word Works
Multiple Meaning Words
Multiple Meaning Words II
Super Match Game
Tossed Up Talents
Fly Traps! Plants That Bite Back (RSR)
Officer Buckle and Gloria (TT)
The Talent Show (TT)
I Have Heard of Land (TT)

201 – 210

Name that Genre
Genres of Literature
Types of Text
Folk Tales
Using Reference Materials
Reference Sources
The Thesaurus

The First Day at Camp
Off and running (TT)
The Marble Champ (RSR)
The Emperor and the Kite (RSR)
My Name is Maria Isabel (RSR)
Elena (RSR)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (RSR)
Understanding Plot, Setting and Theme
Problem and Solution
First and Third Person Point of View
My side of the Mountain (RSR)
The Summer of the Swans (RSR)
The Summer of the Swans (TT)
Point of View Practice
Point of view Quiz
Wizards and Pigs
Instep with Idioms
Paint by Idioms
Eye on Idioms
Idiom Match Up
Metaphor Battleship
Metaphor and Simile Quiz
Space Spins Alteration
The Baker’s Neighbor (TT)
Folktales from Asia (TT)
Figurative Language Matching

Into the Book
Study Zone
Solor System Quizzes
Lupita Manana
Reading Strips
Practice Multiple Skills
Practice Multiple Skillss II
Read and Answer
Read and Answer II
Read and Answer III
Mystery Train
Mystery Train II
Mystery Train III
Summarizing Main Idea
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Summarizing Story Parts
Summarize as you Read
Using Information to Solve Problems
The Case of the Flying-Saucer People (RSR)
Evelyn Cisneros:  Prima Ballerina (RSR)
Flood:  Wrestling with the Mississippi (RSR)
Old Yeller (RSR)
Stealing Home (RSR)
Off and Running (RSR)
The Fun They Had (RSR)
Iditarod Dream (RSR)
The Garden of Happiness (RSR)
The Marble Champ (RSR)
Blue Willow (RSR)
Name this American (RSR)
Dear Mrs. Parks (RSR)
Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride (RSR)
The Kid’s Invention Book (RSR)
The Up and Down Fall (RSR)
In the Days of King Adobe (TT)
I Have Heard of Land (TT)
Folk Tales from Asia (TT)
Black Frontiers (TT)
Sarah, Plain and Tall (TT)
Name this American (TT)
The Gold Rush (TT)
Stealing Home (TT)
Be a Critical Reader
Main Idea and Details
Summarize As You Read
Guess What Comes Next
Compare and Contrast
Drawing Conclusions
Making Judgments
Making Inferences
Character Inferences
Character Inferences II
Character Traits
Cause and Effect Words
What Caused it to Happen?
What Caused It?
Cause and Effect
What and Why
Read About Elephants
Author’s Purpose
Author’s Viewpoint

Ski Lodge Vacation
Snowman Builder
Context Clues
Context Clues II
Context is Key
Cows Context Clues
Context Clues Fill in the Blanks
Context to Figure Out Meaning
Unfamiliar Meaning
Unfamiliar Words
Word Confusion
Words with Multiple Meaning
Multiple Meaning Words
Words with Opposite Meaning
Antonyms
Antonym Challenge
Antonym Test
Antonym Test II
Building Vocabulary with Synonyms
Synonyms
Synonyms II
Say It Another Way
Synonyms and Antonyms Crosswords
Feed the Bigbot
Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms
Same Difference
Greek and Latin Roots
It’s Greek to Me
Prefix Mix
Prefixes
Prefix Game
Suffixes
Suffixes Say A Lot
Rooting Out Words
What’s a Root
What’s a Root II
Hattie’s Birthday Box (RSR)
Fly Traps!  Plants That Bite Back (RSR)
Catching the Fire:  Philip Simmons, Blacksmith (RSR)
Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs (RSR)
Darnell Rock Reporting (RSR)
Everglades (RSR)
The Hot and Cold Summer (RSR)
The Skill of Pericles (RSR)
Donovan’s Word Jar (TT)

 211-220

Name that Genre
Genres of Literature
Types of Text
Genre Study
Folk Tales

Setting Not Just Time and Place
The Best School Year Ever (TT)
The Best School Year Ever (RSR)
Number the Stars (RSR)
The Marble Champ
Off and Running (TT)
My Side of the Mountain (RSR)
Trapped by the Ice (RSR)
Trapped By the Ice (TT)
Wizards and Pigs
Instep with Idioms
Metaphor Battleship
Simile or Metaphor Quiz
The Baker’s Neighbor (TT)
Folktales from Asia (TT)
Figurative Language
Metaphors
Alliteration or Simile

Into the Book
Reading Strips
Inference Battleship
Study Zone
Practice Multiple Skills
Practice Multiple Skills II
ACE Practice Test
Learning Resources (Choose category, then story and activities are on the lelt)
Summarizing Story Parts
Summarizing as You Read
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Reading for Thinking
Recognize Inference
Contract Reading
Identify Meaning
Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
Guess What Comes Next
Flood: Wresting with the Mississippi (RSR)
Old Yeller (RSR)
The Case of the Shining Blue Planet (RSR)
Seventh Grade (RSR)
The Stone Age News (RSR)
My Name is San Ho (RSR)
A Do It Yourself Project (RSR)
Atlas in the Round (RSR)
I Want to Be an Astronaut (RSR)
Dive!  My Adventures in the Deep Frontier (RSR)
The Marble Champ (RSR)
Cyber Surfer (RSR)
Old Yeller (TT)
Seventh Grade (TT)
The Stone Age News (TT)
My Name is San Ho (TT)
A Do It Yourself Project (TT)
Atlas in the Round (TT)
Drive! My Adventures in the Deep Frontier (TT)
Off and Running (TT)
Author’s Purpose
Author’s Purpose Practice

Reading For a Purpose
Purpose and Tone
Types of Text
Evaluating Support
Discovering the Point
Fact or Opinion?

Context Clues
Cloze Activity
Fill in the Blank
Words with Multiple Meanings
Synonyms
Synonyms Challenge
Synonyms and Antonyms Crosswords
Contract Meaning
Fairground Spells
Feed the Bigbots
Rooting Out Words
It’s Greek to Me
Catching the Fire:  Philip Simmons, Blacksmith (RSR)
Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs (RSR)
Darnell Rock Reporting (RSR)
The Skill of Pericles (RSR)
Darnell Rock Reporting (TT)
The Hot and Cold Summer (TT)
Donovan’s Word Jar (TT)
Fall Secrets (TT)

Above 220

Name that Genre
Genres of Literature
Genre Study

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Night of the Scorpion
Vultures
Practice Test I
Practice Test II
Elements of Fiction
Setting: Not Just Time and Place
The Marble Champ (RSR)
Off and Running (TT)
Imagery
Metaphors
Literary Devices
Figurative Language
Figurative Language Quiz

Into the Book
Reading Strips
Inference Battleship
ACE Practice Test
Learning Resources (Choose category, then story and activities are on the left)
Practice Multiple Skills
Practice Multiple Skills II
Practice Assessment
Practice Assessment II
Practice Assessment III
Reading for Thinking
Contract Reading
Reading Headlines
Major and Minor Details
Recognize Details
Recognize Inference
Drawing Inferences
The Marble Champ (RSR)
Off and Running (TT)
Evaluating Support
Discovering the Point
Genre, Audience and Purpose
Author’s Purpose Practice
Reading For a Purpose
Discovering the Point
Fact or Opinion?

Context Clues
Context Clues II
Context Clues Quiz
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues – Intermediate
Using Context Clues – Advanced
Rooting Out Words
Synonyms-Beginner
Synonyms-Intermediate
Synonyms-Advanced
Word Parts

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