STAAR Writing Strategies

WRITING AN ESSAY IN 26 LINES?

If you’re a Texas teacher, you understand the frustrations that come with the STAAR test. Instead of letting it beat you, take it by the horns and get your students ready with confidence. Check out the packets and resources below.

Want to know how to really beat the test?  Teach your students how to spot DEAD GIVEAWAYS with this powerpoint.

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Need some released student-written pieces to work with?  They are great to practice kernelizing, scoring, and using for a gallery walk (see the Wall of Fours sheet below).  Click here for folder FULL of 2016 pieces for each grade level and here for 2015 pieces.

Prompts

STAAR Writing Prompts Collection

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STAAR Prompts

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Create Your Own Expository Prompts

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Text Structures

Sure Fire STAAR Structures (All Grades)

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STAAR Expository Structure

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STAAR Persuasive Structure

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STAAR Genre Structure (2 pages)

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STAAR Concept Text Structure

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Planning

Crunchtime Countdown Quick List

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Putting it All Together for STAAR

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Heartmaps for Planning

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Truism plan sheet Lynda Morgart

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Grade 7 secret weapon from Lynda Morgart and Stephanie Vaughn

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Student Essays and Reader Rubric

3rd Grade Reading Kernelized (31 pages)

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Colorized and Chunked 4th Grade Expository Piece

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Colorized and Chunked 7th Grade Expository Piece

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Kernelized English I essays - 2015 (29 pages)

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Gallery Walk 7th grade by Meghan Huebinger

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Wall of Fours Gallery Walk Sheet

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STAAR Reader Rubric

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STAAR Student-Written Pieces Scored with Reading Rubric

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STAAR 4th Writing 2016 with Fun Size and Grammar Keepers Lessons

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Devolved Grade 7 Narrative (5 pages)

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Devolving an Essay 4th Grade Expository

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World’s Worst Paper

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Revising and Editing

Sentence Wringer Questions

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Remediation Packets

Grade 4 Remediation Packet (88 pages)

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Grade 7 Remediation Packet (72 pages)

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English I Remediation Packet (67 pages)

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English II Persuasive Packet (46 pages)

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Grade 4 Remediation packet 2018

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Grade 7 Remediation packet 2018

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English I Remediation packet 2018

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EOC Lesson White Men Can Jump-Jennifer Martin

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