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Copy of STAAR Review 2014

Expository Essay and EOC Review
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Bonnie Breen

on 19 February 2016

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Transcript of Copy of STAAR Review 2014

End with
Remember your NOTABLE PEOPLE that you researched last fall!
Grab the reader's attention
bzzt
Zoom
Kablam
POWER ON
You MUST end with something powerful.
Now,
you have
to make a decision.
THE
So what else should I study?
END of COURSE
Review of Multiple Choice, Short Answers, and Expository Essays
Let's
take
a
look . . .
What's on the EOC?
Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
Category 5
Category 6
reading
writing
multiple choice
short answer
(crossover)
multiple choice
understand and analyze texts across genres
understand and analyze literary texts
understand and analyze informational texts
multiple choice
write an expository text
ONE essay
revise a variety of texts
edit a variety of texts
multiple choice
multiple choice
AND
it's
TIMED:
5
hours
only
WAIT !
WAIT !
Is
this
a
race
No! (except for this guy!)
Pay
attention
this is designed to help.
essayS
You'll write ONE essay as part of the EOC.
+ expository essays (these
EXPLAIN)

How do you write a good literary essay?
Glad you asked!
Here are some tips to solid writing:
It's important to use
awesome
Breakdown
of the
STAAR EOC
+ 35 MC - over multiple genres
+ 3 SAR
+ 28 MC - revising/editing passages
+ 1 Expository Essay
Trade your boring vocabulary for something more
exciting
It is on Monday!
-1 SAR won't count
-13 MC questions won't count
STAY POSITIVE AND DO YOUR BEST ON EVERYTHING!!!

Stephen Hawking,
Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Bethany Hamilton,
Michael Jordan,
Tim Tebow,

Michael Jackson,
Steve Jobs,
Angelina Jolie,

Oprah Winfrey,
Will Smith,
Michael Oher,
JJ Watt

Select
who or what
will best support your thesis!
Give TWO examples or reasons to support your thesis.
Make sure to RESPOND to the prompt. (THESIS)
Are you being as clear as possible?
REVIEW your work before submitting.
(NOBODY's work is perfect the first time. I checked this Prezi more than 10 times before I presented it. And I'm not getting a grade.)
Come up with a HOOK statement to start
your introduction paragraph
Be confident and write as if you are the expert. The reader understands
that this is "your opinion" and "what you think." Don't point it out.
JUST WRITE THE THESIS STATEMENT which is YOUR ANSWER to the prompt.
AWESOME.
powerful
ways to conclude:
+ what was learned?
+ what was the moral?
+ revisit key details
+ sometimes,
the most powerful finish
is a change...
in perspective
Books
your short answer responses
A good SHORT ANSWER RESPONSE needs TWO things:
+ an ANSWER: you need to answer the question FIRST
+ EVIDENCE: you need to SHOW your

answer

can be proved in the text
+ COMMENTARY: so what? why does this matter?
(a response without these two components will fail)
literary terms
THINGS TO STUDY!
THEME
how/when to use punctuation
tone
author's purpose
subject-verb agreement
fragments and run-ons
audience
figurative language
reading strategies
test-taking strategies
short story
expository essay
good luck!
?
You
MUST
have a believable character .

Will your reader be
interested in your
character?

Choose your
TRAITS
carefully!
Your characters must face an obstacle or problem
THEN
It must be RESOLVED!
DON'T FORGET
to end strong!
BONUS:
How do you write a good expository essay?
It's easy!
Here are your steps to follow:
Read
their example.
Read
their think statement.
Read
the prompt.
YOU
answer the prompt?
How will
NO essay should be one long paragraph. Organize your work.
EDIT your
paper after writing.
Remember, sometimes your examples do not HAVE to be "people," BUT the more specific you are, the better your explanation will be.
What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?
Reread the two examples that you used to support your prompt.
Each example will be a
DIFFERENT
body paragraph.
Are your examples fully developed?
B
P
I
H
People
Information
History
Use transitional phrases
Indent your paragraphs
People matter first. At the end of the day, everybody relying on each other to do the right thing makes the world go around. If everyone thought of each other's needs before their own, they would much more easily get through this thing called life. Men and women acting for everybody's well-being rather than for their own material needs creates a more positive society.
The owner and founder of TOM's shoes uses his business for not just a living, but for a cause. For every pair of TOMS shoes a customer buys, another pair goes to the feet of a child who does not own a pair of shoes. The founder could have kept every penny of his profits for his gain, but instead shares it with children who need it more than him. This is an example of someone using their assets for others to create a more positive world for the lives of the children receiving the shoes.
Furthermore, Michael J. Fox, a successful actor, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Having enough money from his film career to survive and live comfortably with Parkinson's, Michael chose to use his famous credentials to push the fight for a cure, helping not only himself, but other victims and patients of Parkinson's who are not as fortunate. This is another example of someone looking out for others to create a positive hope that would not exist without their philanthropy.
The mind frame of serving others before ourselves benefits us all in the end. Both the founder of TOM's shoes and Michael J. Fox exemplify the powerful effect of selflessness improving humanity.
EXAMPLE
Here's an
What was good about the essay?
examples
specific
and
This motivational montage is not about sports. It is about YOU and the STAAR test! Dream BIG! Go commended or go home.
28 MC counted toward score+
7 embedded field test questions
22 MC counted toward score +
6 embedded field test questions
short answer
(single)
Selflessness Prompt
+ an extra short answer
(embedded field test item)
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