The OLSAT® Prep Bundle for Grade 2 contains a selection of books chosen by The Critical Thinking Company to use in preparation for the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test® (OLSAT®).
Titles included are
More information about the individual books and sample pages can be found by browsing the individual titles. For any title click on "more info" and then the "sample pages" tab to get a look inside. Each activity requires students to analyze, synthesize, and apply what they learn.
In our opinion The Critical Thinking Company selections are suitable for use with a typically developing child. If you have a gifted child, particularly one who is reading fluently, we strongly recommend browsing our specific selections for the OLSAT
® or considering our Test Preparation Bundles for Gifted Children taking the OLSAT®. Gifted children by definition have cognitive skills two or more years ahead of those of their peers. In our opinion your gifted Grade 2 student will find the contents of this bundle fairly simple and will not be exposed to questions as difficult as the most difficult ones they'll face when tested. This bundle would be suitable if you are planning ahead for a gifted 6year old or have a typically performing Grade 2 student. If you are hoping that your Grade 2 child will score in the 70th percentile or above then it would be appropriate to expose them to higher level material than the contents of this bundle.
Another factor to consider is the level of test that will be used with your child. If your child will be tested using Level C (as is usual in Grade 2) it will be important to practice listening skills. Two thirds of the test questions will be read to the children. We recommend Can You Find Me?, Mind Benders Verbal and Dr. Dooriddles A3 for this purpose.
The contents of these bundles were determined by The Critical Thinking Co.™ and have not been reviewed by, nor are they endorsed, sponsored or approved by either the author or publisher of the tests. While the contents of these bundles will help prepare students to master most of the skills tested, they do not reflect the actual test items on any given test.
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® and OLSAT® are trademarks, in the US and /or other countries, of Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s), or their licensors, which do not endorse these products.