STAAR strategies
Reading Strategies
Author's Purpose and Point of View
Analyze text and characters
Poetry

100

What do you need plenty of?
Rest

100

Before you read the story, preview the title, subtitles, bold words, and pictures. These are called
text features

100

the goal of the author for writing a story
author's purpose

100

the central idea or lesson learned
theme

100

the use of words that sound like what they mean like: buzz, snap
otomatopeia

200

Make sure you eat a good ___________.
breakfast.

200

to think about what will happen next or in the future of a story using text evidence
prediction

200

when a character is telling the story
1st person

200

after gathering infomration the reader comes to a decision
drawing a conclusion

200

the repeating of the same sounds at the beginning of words
alliteration

300

Make sure you _____________ the story.
read

300

to reduce large text to a smaller one with the main idea and important details
summary

300

when the author or narrator is telling the story
3rd person

300

how an author describes a charater's personality
character traits

300

making an object or animal act like a person: the chair is calling my name
personification

400

Always ___________ your answers.
prove

400

the overall message of the story or the point the author is trying to make
main idea

400

the lesson learned in a fable
moral

400

the event and the result of the event
cause and effect

400

comparing two nouns using like or as: as fast as lightning
simile

500

Do your __________!
best

500

to make an educated guess made by connecting bits of information
infer

500

when an author writes to try to convince the reader of an argument
persuade

500

the order in which events occur in the story
sequence (chronological if in order)

500

comparing two nouns without using like or as: The cheetah is lightning. He is so fast.
metaphor