Testing Tips
Question Types
Strategies
Review
100
What should you do the night before the STAAR?
Get plenty of sleep
100
Paragraph 3 is mainly about...
Main idea
100
What are the two questions you ask to determine main idea?
What is Who & What is the story mostly about?
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?
4 hours
200
The reader can conclude that...
Inference
200
A good summary contains
All important events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story
200
What is a character?
A person in a book, movie, play, etc
300
When you have completed your entire test what should you do?
CHECK OVER IT!
300
Taylor thought the publisher had not read his book because...
Cause and effect
300
For sequence questions, you should always...
What is where each event happened?
300
What is the strategy for summarization when reading a fiction story?
What is CPS or CGS? Character Problem/ Goal Solution
400
A valuable test-taking strategy is to ___________ while you are reading.
TAKE NOTES!
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
In poetry a paragraph is equal to a ______ in a story?
What is a stanza?
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
500
The reader can tell Johnny is.....
Character Analysis
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
In a Non- Fiction story where could I usually find the Main Idea (TEXT & GRAPHIC FEATURE).
What is a sub- heading or sub- title?
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