Nonfiction and Persuasive
Fiction
Poetry, Drama, Figurative Language
Word Meaning
Test Info & Strategies
100
The ______ ______, or what a reading is mainly about, can often be found in the title and/or the first and last paragraphs of a reading.
main idea
100

G.     week of my summer exile

100

________________ are directions for the actors in a drama. 

stage directions

100


Which definition matches the meaning of chains as it is used in the following sentence? 

Founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury, Sainsbury’s is one of England’s oldest grocery chains.  

4. a group of businesses owned by one parent company

100

When is your Reading STAAR test?

Wednesday, May 18th 

200

G. The Keep Calm slogan and its various forms have become a popular part of current culture. 

200

A. gives Alyssa’s post a dramatic effect

200

"I washed the windows until they shined like diamonds" is a type of figurative language called a _________.

simile

200

C. Abundance

200

If you don't know what a word means you can look for context clues and/or raise your hand and ask to borrow a ____________ or use the digital _________.

dictionary

300

C. can be easily altered in humorous ways 

300

The best ____________ of a text always contains the main points, or the beginning, middle, and end.

summary

300

"The falling snowflakes danced across the sky" is an example of figurative language called a __________.

personification

300

C. famous

300
On the STAAR test, paragraphs, scenes, and stanzas all have _________ beside them to help you find answers.
numbers
400

Some common types of ______ _______ , or the way a passage is organized, in nonfiction texts are cause and effect, chronological, sequential, and problem/solution.

text structures

400

At the end of a fictional reading, you have usually learned a lesson, moral, or __________.

theme

400

__________ is the written or spoken conversation between characters. 

dialogue

400
Two ways to find the meaning of a word you don't know are by using a dictionary and the _________ _______ in the sentence or paragraph.
context clues
400
As you read, it is helpful to ______ important words or phrases that could help you answer questions.
highlight, underline, or indicate
500

F. By summarizing the benefits of participating in Junior Achievement

500
On the STAAR test, you are often asked to _________, or draw a conclusion, about a character based on what they do, say, or think.
infer
500

_________ are like paragraphs in a poem. 

Stanzas

500

The old origin or base of the word is called the ______ or ______ root.

Greek or Latin

500
What are three things you can do on your own to prepare for the test?
study, practice reading, rest, have a healthy breakfast, bring materials, etc.
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