Fully editable Word Document.
Students will work in groups to skim a copy of the released test (8th Grade Math STAAR 2016). As they skim each problem, they will note three crucial areas--either a pitfall, a hint, or a do. They can jot quick notes that will help them when they work the problems out at a later time. The purpose of this activity is to have students preview what the test will look like and to instill a purpose for skimming and setting oneself up for success on the test.
*Since the document is editable, feel free to change the types/titles of questions as you choose.
Locate the test and key from TEA's website: