This is a 3 week STAAR revising and editing unit. This unit has been used with ESL students and with students who have failed the test and needed a more intense and scaffolded approach to the essay. The entire unit focuses on actual areas/issues that STAAR tests. Each day or days focuses on one element with notes/practice/games and real examples/practice with the 2015 and 2016 questions from STAAR. Mini description for each day is also included.
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Days 1-2: Comma usage
- Notes -Examples -Kahoot! Game -STAAR practice
Day 3: Colons and Semi Colons
- Notes with practice -Worksheet -Kahoot! Game
Days 4-5: Run-on Sentences
- Notes with analysis -Multiple choice practice -Fun worksheet
Day 6: Fragments
- Notes with analysis -Identifying worksheet
- Creating complete sentences
Day 7: Compound/Complex Sentences
- Notes -Examples with analysis -STAAR Practice
Day 8: Common Mistakes/Confusions
- Notes -Practice worksheet
Day 9: Grammar Issues
-10 examples from STAAR to analyze in class
Day 10-11: Strong Thesis
-Notes and analysis -Kahoots! game -Creating strong thesis
Day 12: Transition Words
-Notes -Practice within Paragraphs -Worksheet
-STAAR example -Kahoot! game
Day 13: Transitions within paragraphs
- Quick notes and STAAR practice
Day 14: Clarity and Word Choice
-Notes -Discussion -Practice -STAAR Practice/Quiz
Day 15: Adding and Deleting Sentences
Extra: link to all TEA released STAAR/ EOC exams for added practice
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that are geared for struggling learners and ELLs!
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