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 a nonfiction text, preview the title, subtitles, bold & italicized words, charts and pictures. These are all called types of...

text features

100
the goal of the author for writing a story
author's purpose
100

the lesson learned in a text

theme

100

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

onomatopoeia

200

Make sure you eat a good ___________ with protein (eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt).

breakfast.

200

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

foreshadowing or prediction

200

when a character is telling the story

1st person

200

after gathering information the reader comes to a decision

drawing a conclusion

200

a comparison of 2 more items without using like or as; such as, "Steve was a cheetah. He ran so fast!"

Metaphor

300

Make sure you _________  ____ the story.

actually read

300

to reduce large text to a smaller one with the main idea and most 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 & do your _______!

prove; best

400

the overall point the author is trying to make

main idea

400

the lesson learned in a story

moral

400
the event and the result of the event
cause and effect
400

an extreme exaggeration, "I could walk 5,000 miles".

hyperbole

500

Use the tools provided and take a _________ _______ when needed!

BRAIN BREAK...review what it is

500

to make an educated guess made by connecting bits of information and using what you know

infer

500

when an author writes to try to convince the reader of their view point using valid resources

argumentative text

500
the order in which events occur in the story
sequence (chronological if in order)
500

repeating of the same sounds at the beginning of words

alliteration

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