An in-depth reading lesson before the STAAR test! This document allows students not only to answer STAAR -like questions, but gives them a tool to analyze a literary selection to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas.
Included in this document:
A literary selection "A Surprise for Samantha"
The Literary Understanding and Depth Guide and key (Description below)
8 STAAR-like questions with answer key and TEK Correlations
The Literary Understanding and Depth Guide is a graphic organizer that will allow students in grades 3-6 to analyze a literary reading selection to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas. The guide allows students to :
Identify and distinguish between different points of view
Comprehend the story structure (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
Describe an incident that advances or foreshadows the plot
Infer character roles, descriptions, and relationships
Evaluate characters actions
Synthesis their own actions in the selection.
If you are looking for more depth than just practice questions before the STAAR, this is great for test prep.
Suggested time frame: 2 class periods
Day 1: Read the selection and Complete Understanding portion of the guide
Day 2: Complete depth portion of the guide and STAAR like questions. Model and review text evidence with students.