The Expository Understanding and Depth Guide is a graphic organizer that will allow students in grades 3-6 to analyze an expository reading selection to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas. The guide allows students to :
Identify the topic
Describe the central and main ideas
Explain the author's purpose
Describe the text organization
Identify text features and explain the author's purpose for each
This guide works well with an expository selection such as an article with a clear topic. To use, pair this guide with an expository selection. Have students read the selection and then complete this guide. Then, students should complete any questions with the selection.
If you are looking for more depth than just practice questions before the STAAR, this is great for test prep.
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