When we want students to follow written directions, they often need a little bit of instruction and guidance. Just like when you orally ask for their attention it takes a minute or two. When you hand students a worksheet or test, they will often brush right over the directions. The directions are sometimes are critical especially for standardized tests that change on a dime. To get your students in the habit of following directions we would suggest that you regularly point out the importance of directions. I will often write a little extra credit assignment in the directions. After a few exercises everyone catches on. It can often be helpful to model the importance of written directions by saying much less and tell them to just read the directions.
These activity sheets contain a wide variety of questions based on the standard elementary curriculum. Subjects include basic math, science, vocabulary and grammar, art, social studies, logic, and more. A mixture of formats include fill in the blank, short answer based on reading passages, multiple choice, drawing, etc. Each worksheet may contain a single subject or a collection of different subjects presented as a "general review." However, they all have a sneaky surprise at the end! Note for instructors: Some of the instructions have students making noises or moving around the class. If this is against your rules, please choose another.