Question Purpose
Vocab for Days
Things to Know!
Fun ELA Facts
Words, Words, Words
100

The question is asking you to find this if it is worded like this: "What is the best summary of the selection?"

What is a summary?

100

This is a group of lines in a poem.

What is a stanza?

100

True or False: All 8th graders are required to take the 8th grade Reading STAAR.

False

100

When reading a question that specifies a certain paragraph, this is the most important thing a student should do.

What is go back to the text?

100

This word represents the type of work you do on your own.  

What is asynchronous?

200

The question is asking you to find this, if it is worded like this: "The details in paragraph 5 support the idea that - "

What are supporting details?

200

Sensory language that appeals to our five senses.

What is imagery?

200

How do you support the answer you choose on the STAAR reading test?

What is finding the evidence in the text?

200

These words surround and help readers figure out the definition of unknown words.

What are context clues?

200
This kind of word has the opposite meaning of another word.

What is an antonym?

300

The question is asking you to find this, if it is worded like this: " Which idea does the author emphasize throughout the selection?"

What is main idea?

300

The author's feeling towards the subject matter in the text.

What is tone?

300

This the duration of the 8th grade Reading STAAR.

What is four hours?

300

This word generally means the lesson the author wants the reader to take away from the story.

What is theme?

300

This figurative language exaggerates what is happening in the story for emphasis.

What is hyperbole?

400

The question is asking you to find this, if it is worded like this: "The author describes his experience in a way that highlights - " 

What is author's purpose?

400

This point of view gives us insight only into the feelings and thoughts of the narrator.

What is first-person POV?

400

What features included with the online STAAR can help you to identify important information?

What is underlining or highlighting?

400

These types of words/phrases help the author indirectly emphasize certain things in the story.

What is figurative language?

400

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness.

What is STAAR?

500

The question is asking you to find this, if it is worded like this: "In paragraph 5, Anthony chooses not to mention the ready-made pesto most likely because he - "

What is character motivation?

500

This type of figurative language uses words with the same starting letter.

What is alliteration?

500

True or False: Immediately after taking the Reading STAAR, all students will be able to talk to friends and or roam about the room

False

500

when a first-person narrator is privy to the thoughts, actions, and motivations of other characters.

What is first person omnicient

500

The woman was disconsolate over losing her job. Using context clues, what does disconsolate mean?

What is inconsolable, unhappy

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