One of the biggest issues we have in getting prepared for the STAAR is the writing portion of the test. This PowerPoint helps students visualize the strengths in their essays and where they need to revise, edit, and add. The students reread their essays and highlight the sentences or phrases that meet the requirements, thus giving them instant feedback and allowing them to self reflect in one step!
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