Testing Tips
Question Types
Strategies
Miscellaneous
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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 the paragraph mainly about? (the topic) What does the author want me to know about the topic?
100
How do you determine the theme?
Ask what the moral of the story is, or the life lesson
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?
Four Hours
200
The reader can conclude that...
Inference
200

A good summary contains

All important events/main idea and supporting key details 


200
True or False, and why? The main idea is always stated in the first sentence of a paragraph?
False. It can be found there, or broken up within a passage.
200
What is a bandwagon appeal?
Suggests that a person should believe or do something because everyone else is doing it.
300
WHENEVER a particular part of the text is mentioned, you should ALWAYS do what?
Reread that part before answering the question (also underlining it is good)
300
Taylor thought the publisher had not read his book because...
Cause and effect
300
For sequence questions, you should always...
Go back to the story and find the correct order of events.
300
Should I read the passage quickly, scanning just the highlights?
NO! Read the passage for understanding and Re-read if necessary.
300
What is the persuasive technique where the person's character is attacked?
Ad hominem
400

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

TAKE NOTES! (actively read) / ANNOTATE

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
Where can you get a good idea what a passage is about before you even read the passage?
What is the title.
400
What is the conflict of the story?
Problem the character(s) face during the story.
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
Which sentence in the selection supports the idea that Texas Tech was considered a better team?
Context Clues
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

What do you use when interacting with Non-Fiction Text?

What do you use when interacting with Poetry?

RUNNERS.


TPCASTT.

TITLE 

PARAPHRASE 

CONNOTATIONS 

ATTITUDE 

SHIFTS 

TITLE 

THEME

500
What is the difference between mood and tone?
Mood is the feeling the reader gets when they read a work; tone is the attitude of the author toward their subject matter or audience
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