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Test Prep

Test Prep- Word Choice

We have taught word referents and using powerful vocabulary in our pieces, but as we started looking at some of our 7th-grade benchmark essays we noticed that not always did the vocabulary or word-referent fit with the idea. Sometimes, students were just sticking in words to make it look good but not listening if it […]

Test Prep- Finding the Topic

Last week, our 4th-grade students took their first writing benchmark for the STAAR test. After going through their pieces we decided that we needed to do a quick mini-lesson on prompts! We’ve taught the skills on how to write an expository essay, and our students used their best tools to write their piece on Hard […]