Are you students having trouble with how to structure their STAAR expository essay? This graphic is designed to help you teach the expository essay and to help your students remember what elements need to be included to get a passing score. This is not your standard one-size-fits-all formula for a standardized essay.
Instead, this acronym graphic was developed from analyzing Texas Education Agency's released student responses, Power Points from TEA representatives, and the official scoring rubric. It is designed to give your students (and yourself) a starting point to write and authentic essay for the expository prompt.
Be sure to check out my suggested practices page for additional help in teaching the STAAR expository essay.