STAAR Reading 1
STAAR Reading 2
STAAR Reading 3
STAAR Reading 4
STAAR Reading 5
100

 "Read the next two selections."

What are paired passages 

100

Identify the type of figurative language used here: She was as bright as the sun.

What is a simile?

100

First person or third person point of view:

I hopped on my bike and rode to the store to buy my mom a quart of milk.

What is first person?

100

Identify the type of figurative language here:

The boy was tall like a giant.

What is a simile.

100

A poem is divided into sections called________

What are stanzas.

200

When reading a question, pick out the ____ ____ and highlight or circle them so you understand what the question is asking you.

What are key words or most important words

200

When answering questions, it is important to highlight or underline your _______ _______ to prove your answers.

What is text evidence.

200

Which point of view?

When they had finished eating, they all went to the backyard to watch the fireworks. Jessie smiled, and her brother smiled back at her.

What is third person.

The narrator knows none of the character's thoughts.

200

The author's purpose for writing an advertisement for a water park is __________.

What is to persuade?

200

After you read each story, take a short ______ to give your eyes some rest and to re-energize your brain.

What is break.

300

What is the author's purpose:

A handbook teaching people how to build a birdhouse

What is inform?

300

Another name for a play.

What is a drama.

300

Wind whistles in your ears and blows the leaves all around you.  The smell of fall is in the air.  

This is an example of a poet using ________ _______.

What is sensory language or sensory details.

300

When you use prior knowledge and text evidence,   this is making an______________.

What is an inference?

300

What POV?

Trey looked out the window. The rain was still pouring down. He threw his baseball glove on the couch with a sigh. The thunder cracked and his phone dinged. Trey picked up the phone. It was a message from his cousin: The game is cancelled because of the weather. Trey didn't reply to the message. He threw the phone back on his bed and rubbed his temples. The rain pattered on the roof. 

What is third person.


400

Identify the type of figurative language used here:

The children were roses grown in concrete gardens, beautiful and forlorn.

What is a metaphor?

400

When a questions asks you about a certain paragraph or other part of the text, it is important to go back and _____ that part of the text before answering the question.  Sometimes you need to _____ the part several times.

What is reread.

400

Identify the figurative language.

The sun hugged her with its warmth.

What is personification.

400

What is the author's purpose?

We thought the game was over. The buzzer rang and we thought that we had lost, but then the referee blew the whistle. A foul was called and now Derrick had a chance to win the game for us. He stepped up to the free-throw line. The stadium, though filled with people, was completely silent. Everyone was still. Derrick dribbled the ball a couple times. He squared up on the line. Sweat beaded on his forehead. All eyes were on Derrick.

What is to entertain?

400

ALWAYS pick an answer choice that you can go back and prove with _________  __________.

What is text evidence.

500

A word that makes a sound.

What is onomatopoeia

500

Part of a story plot is finding the problem and the _____________.

What is solution?

500

Identify the point of view of the following paragraph:

Red looked across the prairie. He didn't see anything concerning. He wondered why Texas Joe had hollered like that. Texas Joe turned to him. The ghost that Texas Joe had just seen was gone. Texas Joe swatted at the air. Now he felt crazy. "You have to believe me, Red. It was just here,"said Texas Joe. Red scowled at him in disbelief. "What was just here, Joe?" he asked. Red was angry with Texas Joe for disturbing his sleep for no apparent reason.

What is 3rd person.


500

 Where and when is the story taking place?

What is setting.

500

When questions begin like this:

The reader can tell - 

The reader can infer - 

The reader can conclude - 

What is a question stem.

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