Once Upon a Time...
Book Smarts
STAAR Students
Book Worms
Schoolhouse Rock
100

This is where the story takes place.

setting.

100

____________ _____________ is a creative way to use words and phrases in stories to create meaning, images, and feeling. 

Figurative Language

100

True or False: You should complete the STAAR as fast as possible.

False: it is more important to do your best than be the first one finished.

100

What is the message or the lesson that the author wants you to take away from the story.

The theme!

100

This part of speech is a person, place, thing.

Noun

200

What do we call all of the events in a story?

plot

200

Which point of view uses: my, me, I, we, our

First person point of view.

200

True or False: When you start your Reading STAAR, always start by reading the questions.

False: Start by reading the passage.

200

This is the reason or purpose that an author includes something in or writes text. The "why". 

This is the Author's Purpose (PIE!)

200

This part of speech is an action word.

Verb

300

______________ is what we call characters speaking in text. 

Dialogue 

300

A group of lines in a poem, similar to a paragraph.

A stanza


300

True or False: When completing Reading STAAR you must prove your answers by finding text evidence to support your thinking.

True: This will help you get the correct answer.

300

What are examples of? 

Heading, Glossary, Picture, Caption and Map

Text & Graphic Features

300

This part of speech describes a noun or pronoun.

Ex:  The pretty girl played with the small cat.

an adjective

400

The problem in the story.

conflict

400

The category or type of text that we are reading

genre

400

True or False: When completing Reading STAAR test it is best to take a 1-2 minute brain break after completing a passage and questions. True or False?

True: When you take a break and relax that allows your brain an ooportunity to rest and "forget" the information you just read about before continuing to a new text. 

400

This is what the story is mainly or mostly about. 

The main idea or Central idea. 

400

What is the adverb in this sentence?

I was feeling hungry, so I quickly made myself a delicious sandwich.

quickly

500

This is the way things end up in the story.

What is the resolution.

500

These phrases are examples of what?

Hit the hay. Tie the knot. A couch potato. Bent out of shape.

Idioms - phrases that do not mean exactly what they say.

500

True or False: Each test you will have 4 hours to complete it. If you don't know an answer, flag it and come back to it. Ask permission by raising your hand to go to the bathroom. Remain silent during and after the test. Take your time. No cell phones. 

True!

500

When a reader takes their background knowledge and combines it with text evidence to come to a conclusion they have made an... 

Inference

500

These phrases are examples of what?

The wind howled at night. The book was so popular it flew off the shelves. The last piece of pie was calling my name.

Personification - giving human qualities to things and ideas that are not humans.

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