Instead of given students straight grammar rules, these rules are given in the context of the zombie apocalypse. Students make an interactive journal where they take notes of the rules of grammar, using examples, practices, and daily observations of
This is a love sonnet in iambic pentameter I wrote from the perspective of Hades/Pluto to Persephone. There also a short prose article written about the Greek Myth of Hades and Persephone. I included 10 Reading STAAR based questions, plus a link to
There are three articles combined here and each sentenced numbered and formatted like the STAAR test. I replicated 10 STAAR type questions over replacing the best synonym or elaboration in line with the context. The articles are about a new Mexican
This is an article I broke down about the history of the Chicano Movement. I included 10 STAAR based questions. The questions are based on transitions between paragraphs and sentences, which has been a challenge for my students. I hope you enjoy.
This is a weeks work of the introduction to the STAAR 7th grade expository essay. It starts with brainstorming, thesis, topic sentences, hook, conclusion, then full essay practice. As a writer, and ex lawyer, this seems the best and most accurate
These questions fulfill the lesson cycle reading the narrative poem "Krampus Day" that is available separately. 3 stop and jots, a summary, and 3 daily observation of learning questions based on STAAR 7th grade questions.