24 Mastery Cards
We all know that a majority of the STAAR focuses on Readiness TEKS. I poured over the released questions and came up with concepts I want every kid in my class to master.
I use these cards like the multiplication drills, where students must show mastery before going on. I make copies and cut them into quarters. Students must pass Card 1 before going on to Card 2.
I allow 90 seconds for work because it should be a concept that they KNOW and have mastered. They hold the card up when done. If they do not show ‘mastery’, I quickly re-teach and say ‘You can try again tomorrow.’ I use a class list grid to keep track of students who pass. This gives be great feedback on who is ‘getting’ it and who needs more instruction.
They could also be used for: