3rd Grade STAAR Reading Review Task Cards Set 2 New ELAR TEKS

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With the implementation of the new ELAR TEKS this year, you need a resource to help your students prepare for the test. For school years 2019-20 and 2020-21, students will only be assessed on overlap standards (those standards that are included in both the 2009 TEKS and 2017 TEKS) per TEA; this resource is aligned to those overlap standards, and it will be updated if necessary in 2021 for the 2021-22 school year when more 2017 standards are assessed.

We firmly believe that the best test prep starts in August. To effectively review, you should begin preparing students during the 1st 6 weeks of school, and our favorite way to test prep is with our STAR READY Task Cards©!

This 2nd set of STAR Ready 3rd Grade Reading Task Cards includes 24 task cards aligned with 3rd grade reading TEKS and common core standards and are perfect for assessing where your students are and where you need to go for the next 6 weeks of school.

These rigorous, higher-level thinking questions are made in STAAR format, have multiple choice answers, and address the following skills:

  • Alphabetical order to the third letter
  • Antonyms & synonyms
  • Author’s purpose/message
  • Author’s use of language
  • Cause & effect
  • Character relationships
  • Context clues
  • Determining the meaning of words using root words & affixes
  • Drama elements
  • Evaluating details to determine key ideas
  • Genres – autobiography, biography, drama, expository, informational, literary nonfiction, poetry, realistic fiction
  • Making inferences & drawing conclusions
  • Making predictions
  • Plot elements
  • Point of view
  • Retell/paraphrase/summarize texts
  • Rhyme scheme, sound devices, & structural elements in poetry
  • Text organization/structure
  • Theme/lesson/message
  • Using reading strategies to comprehend a variety of texts & support answers with textual evidence

Standards Covered:

  • 2019 TEKS: 3.2C, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.6C, 3.3D, 3.6F, 3.6G, 3.7D, 3.8A, 3.8B, 3.8C, 3.9B, 3.9C, 3.9Diii, 3.10A, 3.10D, 3.10E
  • CCSS: L.3.2.G, L.3.5, L.4.5.C, RF.3.3.A, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6

Instructions are included for 4 methods of review: task cards review in centers/groups/pairs/individuals, a SCOOT game, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and a "Be the Teacher" game.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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