ELA Practice Tests for Grade 7: Free Test Prep Info

Many grade 7 students across the U.S. take standardized tests in reading or English language arts (ELA). Use the following practice tests and review activities to help your 7th grader prepare for the reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary questions that typically appear on the ELA exam.

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Sample Tests at EDinformatics

Here, you can download grade 7 PDF practice tests in reading and ELA for New York, Massachusetts, Texas, and Florida. If your state's test isn't offered here, you can also check the website for your state's department of education to see if tests from previous years are available.

For the 7th grade New York State ELA test, there are two printable test books and a bubble sheet. The first book contains reading passages and multiple-choice comprehension questions. The second book is for the listening section, and the listening sample is also available to read aloud. Your child is required to listen, take notes and then answer questions about the story. Additionally, there's a scoring guide with answers to the multiple-choice questions and a rubric for the short answer questions.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets from abcteach

Because reading comprehension figures so prominently on most standardized ELA tests, you may find the free, printable worksheets at abcteach to be useful for test preparation. There are a variety of fiction and nonfiction worksheets, so you are likely to find one on a subject that interests your 7th grader. You can find more worksheets by clicking on either 'fictional' or 'informational' on the directory banner.

Each worksheet features a reading passage, and some include a glossary of vocabulary terms and pre-reading questions. The accompanying questions can include multiple choice, short answer, essay and matching exercises. All worksheets come with an answer key.

Fun, Interactive Review from Jeopardy Labs

You'll find an engaging and entertaining way to review for an upcoming ELA exam at the Jeopardy Labs site. You can create your own Jeopardy game for free by using the template provided. Alternatively, you can browse through pre-made games. Use the search feature to find grade 7 ELA practice. Then, choose a game and begin playing with your child. There's an option to sign up for membership at Jeopardy Labs, but it's not necessary if you only want to create a basic template or play an existing game.

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