Linda: Hannah, you just moved here from another state. How does ITBS compare to other standardized tests you have taken?
Hannah: Well, in the other test we only had a separate answer sheet for science. The reading and language and spelling were all part of one test.
Linda: What are you reading today?
Hannah: The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan, for the 5th time!
Linda: Alexis, you have been taking this test for quite a few years, what advice would you give to the younger students?
Alexis: Don't get nervous, or you won't be able to sleep. Relax. Bring suduko puzzles to keep your mind busy when you are done with a test.
Linda: Do you have a favorite subject?
Alexis: Yes, math.
L: What are you reading this week?
Alexis: Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It's ok, but hard to read. Definitely don't try reading it right before you go to bed! It has a lot of difficult words.
L: Caleb, what do you enjoy the most and the least about ITBS week?
Caleb: Best is spelling and worst is punctuation. (Seems many children don't like punctuation, at least in our group!)
L: What are you reading?
Caleb: The Happy Hollisters
L: Mitchell, which test do you think is the hardest?
L: What will you do this afternoon?
Mitchell: Go home and take a nap.
L: Are you reading a good book?
Mitchell: The Rise of the Wyrm Lord by Wayne Thomas Betson. It is part of a series and I think the author was inspired by C. S. Lewis. (Mitchell is using a dollar bill as a bookmark this week!)
Here are some other books that students are reading this week:
- Nick; The Gentleman Outlaw and Me
- Josiah; Left Behind (kids series)
- Christian; listening to the audio book, In Freedom's Cause, by G. A. Henty
- Tiffany; Encyclopeia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol
- Heather; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C. S. Lewis