STAAR Expository Writing Guides

STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
STAAR Expository Writing Guides
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Reminders for Editing using CUPS
Capitalization tells you to remember when to put on your Capitalization Cap and state, "Capital" before reading each proper noun orally.
Usage is your subject verb agreement, checking for past, present, future, and singular or plural clues within the passage or paragraph.
Punctuation allows you to think of periods, exclamations, and questions as red stop signs at the end of streets, which are the words of each complete sentence.
The yellow punctuation marks remind you that you only slow down the sentence when you use them, not stop completely. Those are the commas, apostrophes, contractions, quotation marks, semi-colons, and colons.
The first S represent possible sentence boundary problems like run-ons and fragments. Run-ons don't have enough punctuation, and fragments are missing something in order to be independent thoughts. I tell the kids to think of it as someone who has his head without a body, or his body without a head!
The last editing reminder is for spelling. If your students are taught to always read softly or loudly instead of silently, the pictures remind them of the order that takes place when you are learning to be a good speller.
1. You see the words with your eyes.
2. You say the words to try an pronounce them with your mouth.
3. Your ears will allow you to hear and hopefully listen as you break down or chunk the word one syllable at a time.
4. If you're reading orally, your brain records both a picture and a video of what the word looks like and sounds like. The more you see and say each word, the stronger its order of letters stay correct in your brain!
5. Finally, if all four of the first steps are in place, you will be able to be much more successful when it comes to being able to correctly write words in context.


Reminders for Revising using ARM
1. The green A is for adding words, phrases, transitions, or sentences.
2. The red R reminds you that you might need to remove and/or replace certain
words, phrases, transitions, or sentences.
3. The M will sometimes ask you to move words, phrases, transitions, or sentences
around to help them make the most sense.

Whenever the passage being read is a story or some type of narrative piece, ARM can also stand for
A-Actors
R-Remember
M-More
This is where you will have your students A-Act out the passage sentence by sentence as they R-Read it. Doing this helps students who struggle with reading comprehension to be able to visualize the sequence of events in the passage, giving them a better chance for success when it comes to answering revising questions about improving content.

Cursive and Print Alphabet
over 100 examples of figurative language expressions using onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms, and personification..
Mini thesaurus of better choices for overused words like: fun, happy, sad, went, run, looked, big, little, said, and many others!
Teachers have told me that students can't wait to get their hands on this valuable resource when it's time for writing and planning essays!
This is set up to sell on my Write Prescription website in 11" x 17", but can be printed out of four separate 8.5" x 11" sheets here on TpT.
Permission to make 25 two sided copies comes with purchase.
The Write Prescription/Bill MacDonald

A hard copy 11" x 17" version of this set of 25 can be found on our website at: www.thewriteprescription.com

Feel free to message us at writing_doctor@yahoo.com for information about Math, Writing, Grammar Trainings/Workshops with your students and/or teachers!
The Write Prescription/Bill MacDonald
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