This set of 12 expository writing prompts are ideal for use in 6th - 8th grade. Each prompt includes a text stimulus, Think, Write, and Be Sure To statement. Each Write statement includes an extension as outlined in STAAR specifications. In addition, this package includes an outline, planning organizer, and checklist for writing expository compositions. Prompts are formatted for use in formal test settings. Prompts meet Common Core Standards and STAAR specifications.