These classroom tested products include the complete analysis, color-coded summary, and activities for the Grade 8, STAAR released test selections:
From Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Marching to Different Drummers
Dear Fellow Writer
What the Page Says
How Secret Messages Tipped the Scales
This product includes effective activities to differentiate instruction and make analysis fun and engaging! The Thinking Guides are used to develop fun and effective comprehension activities such as:
Color-Coded Thinking Guide and Summary – Easily show the summary elements!
Outline Scramble – Guided or independent practice
Matching Activities – Several variations are included!
Thinking Guide Cloze 1st Letter Activity
Thinking Guide Cloze Blank Activity
Thinking Guide - Write Summary Elements Activity
Vocabulary Activity – Can be easily modified and applied to reading in all content areas!
A link to the selection from the Texas Education Agency website is also provided.
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