Testing Tips
Literary Elements
Strategies
Miscellaneous
Review
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What should you do the night before the STAAR?
Get plenty of sleep
100
What gives hints about what is to come?
Foreshadowing
100
What are the two questions you ask to determine main idea?
What is the paragraph mainly about? (the topic) What does the author want me to know about the topic?
100
How do you determine the theme?
Ask what the moral of the story is, or the life lesson
100
What are context clues?
Clues in the text that help us figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word
200
How much time do you have to take the test?
Four Hours
200
Flashback
What goes back in time to show important events that happened earlier?
200
A good summary contains
All important events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story
200
True or False, and why? The main idea is always stated in the first sentence of a paragraph?
False. It can be found there, or broken up within a passage.
200
What is a character?
A person in a book, movie, play, etc
300
WHENEVER a particular part of the text is mentioned, you should ALWAYS do what?
Reread that part before answering the question (also underlining it is good)
300
Symbol
What is an image or event that stands for a larger idea?
300
For sequence questions, you should always...
Go back to the story and find the correct sequence
300
Should I read the passage quickly, scanning just the highlights?
NO! Read the passage for understanding and Re-read if necessary.
300
What are the two main types of conflict?
Internal and External
400
A valuable test-taking strategy is to ___________ while you are reading.
TAKE NOTES! (actively read)
400
When words like, yesterday, winter, or finally are used in a paragraph it helps the reader understand ...
The sequence of events
400
How do you go about answering context clue questions?
Go back to the text and read the sentences before and after the sentence the word is in
400
Where can you get a good idea what a passage is about before you even read the passage?
What is the title?
400
What are the three types of external conflict?
Man vs man Man vs Nature Man vs Society
500
What strategy should you use when making an answer choice?
Always read ALL the answer choices, eliminate ones you know are incorrect, choose the BEST answer from the ones left and prove your answer.
500
Setting, Characters, Conflict
What three main things that can be found in the exposition of a story?
500
When you inference, what two things should you consider?
What you know + what is in the text A good inference must be based on the text
500
Why is the STAAR test important to students?
It allows us to demonstrate our mastery of skills in the 7th grade and targets our preparedness for 8th grade..
500
What is the difference between mood and tone?
Mood is the feeling the reader gets when they read a work; tone is the attitude of the author toward their subject matter or audience
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