Steps to Overcome Challenges on STAAR Writing 9th Grade
1. How to overcome testing anxiety? 2. How to write an essay on 26 lines of paper? Write small and practice doing it. Many students in CM did not connect the paper with 26 lines to the actual STAAR test. 3. Students must include transitions in the essay. Students need to know how and why transitions are used. (Transitions Flow) 4. Know the form required for the expository essay. (Title, Introduction, 2 Body Paragraphs and Conclusion) 5. Know what expository essay means. (Expository essay means an essay that explains) 6. Know how to write a topic sentence and know where it goes in the essay. 7. Know the definition of a thesis and where it goes in the essay. 8. Know the definition of a supporting sentence, how many are necessary and where they go in the essay. 9. Know the definition of a transition sentence and where it goes in the essay. 10. Know what to include in the conclusion. (Restating Thesis, Repeat Main Points, Closing Statement) 11. Know what a Literary Essay means. Literary Essay is a story. 12. Connect writing prompt to the climax because the climax is the bulk of the story. 13. Know the form and order of a literary essay. (Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution) 14. Know where the climax should be in the literary essay. (In the middle of the story) 15. Know the vocabulary used in the instructions on the STAAR test. 16. Know how to be precise and concise in your writing. 17. Practice organizing your writing. (Sentences should flow well) 18. Practice spelling. Use the prompt to spell words you will use in the essay. 19. Write neatly. They cannot grade what they cannot read. 20. Know punctuation and grammar. 21. Practice your writing on lined paper. Use space efficiently. We need to connect our STAAR preparatory lessons to the STAAR test for our students. We need to practice, practice, practice and then practice some more.
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