Test Taking Strategy Song

This Test Taking Strategy Song for Reading Comprehension teaches students what to do as they are taking a standardized reading comprehension test using the TRAP N RAP IT Reading Comprehension Strategy.

Trap “N” Rap

and Rap “N” Trap

It’s time to Trap “N” Rap it.

 

The title we must underline.

It’s an important clue.

The title we must underline.

It helps us construe

the meaning of the reading

and the author’s view.

Read the questions next.

Find out what they’ll ask.

Know what to look for.

Understand the task.

Are there questions we can answer

before we read.

Then go ahead and do it

if more reading we don’t need.

 

Trap “N” Rap

and Rap “N” Trap

It’s time to Trap “N” Rap it.

 

We predict what we think

the reading is about.

We’re aggressive readers.

We try to find out

the message of the author

until there is no doubt.

We number the paragraphs

each and every one.

This helps us

when we’re close to being done.

Confirming our answers

but we have just begun.

Because now it is time

for us to read.

Now it is time

for us to deal.

Now it’s time for

us to reveal

all that we have learned.

 

Trap “N” Rap

and Rap “N” Trap

It’s time to Trap “N” Rap it.

 

As we read

important terms we underline.

We think about their meaning

deep within our minds.

Now as we read

does the reading tell

an answer to the question?

Does it ring a bell?

If yes, stop right there.

Note the paragraph number.

Go answer the question.

Return back to the number

and continue to read on.

Finally, the questions will be answered

at this time in space

The questions will be answered

right here in this place.

So, before we finish this whole song

we better eliminate

all the answers that are wrong.

 

We choose the answer

that is the best.

We choose the best answer

to ace this test.

We choose the answer

that is the best.

We choose the best answer

to ace this test.

 

Trap “N” Rap

and Rap “N” Trap

It’s time to Trap “N” Rap it.

 

Now, finally is the time

to go back and verify.

Now is the time

to go back and verify.

We make totally sure

that we are right

We make totally sure

That we’ve been bright.

We write the number of the paragraphs

where our answers were found

next to the questions

and we will never be confound.

 

We Trapped “N” Rapped

We Rapped “N” Trapped

We will Trap “N” Rap it!

 

by  – Christopher Rudolph

TRAP N RAP IT Song Printable

TRAP “N” RAP IT

© Rudolph 2009

Title should be underlined 

Read the questions 

Answer if you can 

Predict what the reading is about 

 

“N”umber the paragraphs 

 

Read passage and underline important terms 

Answer question if it rings a bell 

Paragraph number should be returned to and finish reading 

 

It is time to eliminate and choose 

True answer? Verify it by writing the paragraph number from where it came

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