"There Will Come Soft Rains" post questions/task cards allow students to compose analytical answers while using a sentence frame. Task cards include questions over theme, characterizations, foreshadowing, plot, irony, and mood.
This file includes 2 graphic organizers to help with the STAAR short answer response and expository/persuasive essay. The short answer response uses the mnemonic R.A.C.E. and helpful sentence stems for students to choose from.
The essay graphic
This graphic organizer allows students to create an outline for either a persuasive or expository essay. I call this the "Box Method," so when students go to test or write an essay on their own, they know immediately to draw these simple boxes. It