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2019 Update: This product has been revised in order to benefit from the information that can be gleaned from the growing body of released STAAR tests. The revised product consist of three PowerPoint installments. In appreciation of their support, purchasers of the original product will be able to access the product updates. The original product will remain available to new and prior purchasers.
Product Update Details:
1.) STAAR-Style Expository Prompts Explained Part #1: What Is Expository Writing
2.) Part #2 explores the READ-THINK-WRITE structure of the prompt.
3.) Part #3 addresses the "Be sure to-" reminders and "loose ends."
2013 Product: This Powerpoint lesson provides a detailed look at the different components of the STAAR Writing Test's expository prompt format. The lesson is framed by a "mystery" theme that allows for clues to be found as the slideshow progresses. Of course, the STAAR Test has been shrouded in a fog of confusion ever since it was first announced. I hope that this lesson can provide some clarity.
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