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Included in this are 50 STAAR reading bell ringers / warm ups that are great for helping your students prepare for the state test. There are videos included to cover 6 of the tested genres – fiction, nonfiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, drama and persuasive.
Test prep can be so boring, but students love these videos! My students actually come in and ask to do these videos. These bellringers are a great way to get your students instantly engaged in your class from the minute they walk in the door. There are 50 slides - each slide contains the link to the video and 2 open ended comprehension questions that will get your students thinking. They are great for middle school and high school students.
Each video is between 2 – 5 minutes long. The questions focus on reading comprehension like questions such as: setting, point of view, character, plot, theme, summary, conflict, cause and effect, compare and contrast, text evidence, inference, main idea, author’s purpose, stage directions, fact and opinion and more. These questions also open the door for mini-lessons or reteach lessons.
These work great for test prep for any state test!
Please note that most of these video links require access to vimeo (a few are housed on YouTube). While most of these videos are very mild, there are a few that have some tense moments. Please watch the video before showing it to your class to make sure that it is appropriate for your students. Links were updated 7/6/2018.
© Christi Cecil 2017