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STAAR Reading Question Stems - Literary Nonfiction

Grade Levels
5th - 10th
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  1. Included in the bundle, you will find ALL of my STAAR reading resources. STAAR task cards, STAAR stations, STAAR Warm ups/Bell ringers, STAAR exit tickets, STAAR writing prompts, STAAR question stems, STAAR review games and the STAAR literary terms review sheet.As this is a growing bundle, I will c
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These STAAR Reading Question Stems were designed to help students practice for the STAAR test. Included in this product are 45 question stem cards to be used with any literary nonfiction text. This is a good way to get your students used to answering STAAR questions without killing them with worksheets.

I have used these question cards many ways in my classroom. I print them onto card stock and then laminate them. I have a set on a key ring on my desk. When I am creating questions, a test, or just randomly asking questions about a text, I use them.

I also use them during our station time. Students select several and create questions about a particular text we are working on. Sometimes I just have them answer their own questions, or create multiple choice responses for them.I have enough sets so that each partnership in my classroom can have a set. I have students work together to create one or two questions about the text. I then have students rotate their questions to another partnership, where they need to answer the questions. This has turned into a stump your neighbor type game. This ensures that the students’ questions are difficult enough. Students must also provide text evidence to support their answers.

These questions were taken from the released STAAR passages from 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

© Christi Cecil 2017

If you like these, check out my other STAAR Reading Resources

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Bell Ringers and Warm Ups
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Exit Tickets
STAAR Reading Exit Tickets - Bundle

Task Cards
STAAR Reading Literary Terms Task Cards
STAAR Reading Task Cards – Fiction Edition
STAAR Reading Task Cards – Expository Edition
STAAR Reading Task Cards – Poetry Edition

Station Activities
STAAR Reading Fiction Review Stations
STAAR Reading Nonfiction Review Stations
STAAR Reading Poetry Review Stations

Review Games
Literary Terms Review Games
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Writing Practice
STAAR like Personal Narrative and Expository Writing Prompts Bundle
Total Pages
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