Students in Texas all have to face and endure the STAAR Test at almost all grade levels. The STAAR Writing Test is no exception. The test has two parts:
REVISING AND EDITING (which counts as 60% of the total score.)
WRITTEN COMPOSITIONS: Expository and Narrative (which counts as 40% of the total score.)
***The first two writings are very easy. They can be used to "model" answering the questions and finding the errors in the passage. The last two stories are more challenging. Students need to be exposed to the format before they can have success on this kind of test.
This unit was designed to teach students how to perform successfully on the STAAR Writing Test. I encourage this unit to also be taught in the earlier grades to expose students to the format of the test and help build their endurance for such an extensive assessment.
This unit includes:
-4 stories with multiple choice questions which reflect the revising and editing portion of the test.
-a written composition prompt for an Expository Writing
-a written composition prompt for a Narrative Writing
-lined paper for written compositions (exactly 26 lines)
-Answer Key for all multiple choice answers
The key to passing this test is early intervention and practice!
Help your students "shine bright" on the STAAR Writing Test!