Stems: 1
ELA Stuff to Know
Stems: 2
Test Strategies
Stems: 3
100

Name the type of question (skill used): Which word in paragraph 4 best helps the reader understand the meaning of exuberant?

What is context clues?

100

When is the date of the Reading STAAR test for 2022?

What is Tuesday, May 10, 2022?

100

The reader can conclude from paragraph 6 that...

What is make an inference (and find text evidence to support it)?

100

When deciding on a response, a "STAAR" student will always look for ___  _____ to support or prove that response.

What is text evidence?

100

Which of these is the best summary of the selection?

What is summary?

200

What do the subheadings in the article help the reader understand?

What is text features?

200
True or false:  reading for stamina (reading for long periods of time) has been proven to be helpful when students are taking long reading tests.

What is true?

200

Which detail from the article supports this idea?

What is main idea?

200

When reading paired passages, a great tool to use for comparing and contrasting the two selections is a...

What is a T-Chart?

200

In paragraph 4, the details about hawks support the idea that - 

What is main idea?

300

What lesson does Penny learn in the passage?

What is theme?

300

True or False:  I am not allowed to use a dictionary during STAAR to find the meaning of a word in a question or the responses to a question.

What is false?

300

Which idea is developed throughout the story?

What is theme (infer theme)?

300

When making an inference, we always need to use two things...

What are text evidence and schema (background knowledge)?

300

What are paragraphs 2 and 3 mostly about?

What is main idea?

400

The author presents the ideas in chronological order so the reader will understand - 

What is text structure?

400

Let's talk context clues.  What are the types of clues that we see  passages that help us understand the meaning of an unfamiliar word?  You may use the acronym.

What are I.D.E.A.S.?

Infer, definition, explanation, antonym, synonym

400

The author included paragraph 5 most likely to

What is author's purpose?

400

True or False:  taking breaks is not a helpful strategy in test-taking.

What is false?

400

The author wrote this selection most likely to

What is author's purpose?

500

Which sentence in paragraph 3 helps the reader understand Johnny's problem in the story?

What is plot?

500

Name the five types of text structure.

What are:  compare & contrast, problem & solution, description, chronological order, and cause & effect?

500

What information can be found in the section titled "All About Penguin Habitats"?

What is text features?

500

What is more important: looking for facts or making your own opinions when dealing with nonfiction passages?

What is looking for facts?

500

Read this sentence from paragraph 2.  What can the reader conclude about Darla from this sentence?

What is characterization (characters, character traits)?

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