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.

Resources

Sure Fire STAAR Structures (All Grades)

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STAAR Reader Rubric

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STAAR Student-Written Pieces Scored with Reading Rubric

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STAAR Concept Text Structure (Picture only)

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STAAR Persuasive Structure (Picture only)

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STAAR Expository Structure (Picture only)

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

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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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Putting it All Together for STAAR

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Devolved Grade 7 Narrative (5 pages)

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World’s Worst Paper

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Kernelized English I essays - 2015 (29 pages)

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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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STAAR Genre Structure (2 pages)

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Wall of Fours Gallery Walk Sheet--Editable

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Wall of Fours Gallery Walk Sheet

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EOC Lesson White Men Can Jump

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