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Copy of STAAR Review 2014
Transcript of Copy of STAAR Review 2014
Remember your NOTABLE PEOPLE that you researched last fall!
Grab the reader's attention
You MUST end with something powerful.
to make a decision.
So what else should I study?
END of COURSE
Review of Multiple Choice, Short Answers, and Expository Essays
look . . .
What's on the EOC?
understand and analyze texts across genres
understand and analyze literary texts
understand and analyze informational texts
write an expository text
revise a variety of texts
edit a variety of texts
No! (except for this guy!)
this is designed to help.
You'll write ONE essay as part of the EOC.
+ expository essays (these
How do you write a good literary essay?
Glad you asked!
Here are some tips to solid writing:
It's important to use
+ 35 MC - over multiple genres
+ 3 SAR
+ 28 MC - revising/editing passages
+ 1 Expository Essay
Trade your boring vocabulary for something more
It is on Monday!
-1 SAR won't count
-13 MC questions won't count
STAY POSITIVE AND DO YOUR BEST ON EVERYTHING!!!
Martin Luther King, Jr.,
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.
ways to conclude:
+ what was learned?
+ what was the moral?
+ revisit key details
the most powerful finish
is a change...
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
can be proved in the text
+ COMMENTARY: so what? why does this matter?
(a response without these two components will fail)
THINGS TO STUDY!
how/when to use punctuation
fragments and run-ons
have a believable character .
Will your reader be
interested in your
Your characters must face an obstacle or problem
It must be RESOLVED!
to end strong!
How do you write a good expository essay?
Here are your steps to follow:
their think statement.
answer the prompt?
NO essay should be one long paragraph. Organize your work.
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
Are your examples fully developed?
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.
What was good about the essay?
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
+ an extra short answer
(embedded field test item)