Fiction
Non-Fiction/Literary Non-Fiction
3rd Grade STAAR
Poetry
Text Structure
100

This is the problem in the story...

Conflict

100

T/F: Non-fiction is REAL and fiction is MADE-UP.

True

100

You should complete the STAAR as fast as possible.

False: it is more important to do your best than be the first one finished.

100

A group of lines in a poem, similar to a paragraph.

Stanza

100

This text structure tells about a problem and shows a solution or possible solutions.

Problem and solution

200

What are the first 2 things you are introduced to in your fiction story? 

Characters and Setting

200

True or False:

A biography is literary non-fiction that tells about someone's life written by that person.

False: A biography is written by another person.

200

True or False: When you start your Reading STAAR, always start by reading the questions.

False: Preview your text to identify genre and any important features.

200

This phrase is an example of what?

Four friends found free food.


What is Alliteration.

200

This text structure tells about something and uses words like:

one example, characteristics are, for instance, for example, etc...

Description

300

What do characters learn at the end of the story?

THEME

300

What are the following examples of?

Heading, Glossary, Picture, Caption and Map

Non-Fiction Text Features

300

When completing Reading STAAR you must prove your answers by re reading the text to find text evidence to support your thinking.

True: This will help you get the correct answer.

300

What is the purpose of poet using repetition in the poem?

To emphasize importance.

(To show something is important).

300

To show how two or more things are alike and different.

Compare and Contrast

400

This is the way things end up in the story.

Resolution

400

What is the purpose of text features in a non-fiction text?

To support the text and make reading the selection easier to understand.

400

When you read a poem on the STAAR test, what tool are you going to use to help you identify lines?

The line reader tool.

400

When the poet uses imagery (sight, sounds, smell, taste, touch/feel) to create a visual, what can you do to help you understand what is happening in the poem?

Draw a picture on your scratch paper.

400

To show why something happened and what happened.

Cause and Effect

(Label cause-WHY and the effect-WHAT?)

500

What should you do once you identify you are reading a fiction story?

Draw a PLOT line on your notebook paper and label when you find each of the PLOT parts.

500

Where is a good place to start when looking for the main idea of a paragraph?

The heading of the section and then the first, second, or last sentence.  Check for repeated words and ideas.

500

What are the 4 strategies for success??

Preview the text and highlight.

Preview the questions and highlight.

Read the passage and take notes on the notebook paper you will ask Mrs. Joseph for before starting the test.

Answer the questions and prove your answers.

500

What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

A simile is a comparison that uses "like" or "as" and a metaphor is a comparison that doesn't.
500

Shows events or procedures in time order.

Order and sequence/procedural text.

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