Testing Tips
Strategies
Question types
Genre
Wild Card
100
What should you do the night before the STAAR?
What is Get plenty of sleep
100
How to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words in paragraphs
What is context clues and use a dictionary to look-up the meaning
100

Paragraph 3 is mainly about...

What is Main idea

100
All FICTION are written with this in mind including rising action, climax and falling action.
What is a plot
100

Where can you go to review things we have done in class?

What is the Google Classroom?

200
How much time do you have to take the test?
What is 4 hours
200

A valuable test-taking strategy is to ___________ while you are reading.

What is annotate?

200

A good summary contains

What is characters, problem, and resolution

200
A group of lines in poetry.
What is stanza
200

Questions states:  What is the author trying to convey in paragraph....?

What does convey mean?

What is communicate/say/get across to the author?

300
What should you do the morning of the STAAR test?
What is eat a healthy breakfast
300

Name one ELA STAAR testing strategy that we have worked on in class

TPDASTT, ISHAMPOO, PIE, STEAL, etc.

300
The reader can conclude that...
What is Inference
300
An article about the dangers of playing video games all day is this type of text.
What is informational text
300
How much time you will be given for the STAAR test.
What is 4 hours?
400

Why is the STAAR test important to you the students?

What is It demonstrates your mastery of skills in the 7th grade and is needed for PROMOTION to the next grade level

400

What strategy should you use when making the best answer choice?

What is process of elimination

400

The strategy for answering vocabulary context clue questions.

What is read the text for hints about the word OR what is use the dictionary

400
Autobiographies and biographies are included in this category of non-fiction.
What is literary non-fiction
400

When are you allowed to have your cell phones back?

After everyone has completed the STAAR test

500
What should you leave at home or be prepared to give to a teacher or test proctor before the test?
What are cell phones or electronic devices?
500

Where can you get a good idea what a passage is about before you even read the passage?

What is the title.


500

The meaning of the theme

What is the moral of the story is, or the life lesson

500

Authors purposes serve three purposes

TO Persuade, inform, entertain

500

What are the steps to annotating and making the best answer choice on a STAAR passage?

Number the paragraphs (make note of how many)

Make an inference on the story based on the title

Read and annotate(make a note)

Answer the questions with supporting details and evidence. 


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