This STAAR Literary Writing Prompt is aligned with both the formatting, font, and wording of the STAAR released prompts. It also contains a picture for students to look at, just as the STAAR test does. In addition, this prompt includes pre-writing for students to complete. I used this prompt for the first timed writing this year. I gave the prompt one day ahead of time so students could complete the pre-writing in class and we could go over the prompt. Depending on your needs, you could remove the pre-writing, and just use the prompt, or use the whole document.
This could also be used as a creative writing prompt for Common Core.