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TX.STAAR.8R.STAAR Grade 8 Reading Assessment

STAAR Grade 8 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 3: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.
(8.10) Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.10 (B) Distinguish factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions and evaluate inferences from their logic in text. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
8.10 (C) Make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions about the ideas in text and their organizational patterns. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
8.10 (D) Synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and support those findings with textual evidence. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
(8.11) Comprehension of Informational Text/Persuasive Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:
8.11 (B) Analyze the use of such rhetorical and logical fallacies as loaded terms, caricatures, leading questions, false assumptions, and incorrect premises in persuasive texts. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Persuasive Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Figurative Language
 
(8.12) Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:
8.12 (B) Evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning or achieving a specific purpose. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Flip Charts Space Ships
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading Graphics
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Text Features
 
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Expository) / Supporting Standard (Culture and History, Persuasive) (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
Figure 19 (E) Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order within a text and across texts. Readiness Standard (Expository) / Supporting Standard (Persuasive) (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.
(8.3) Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.3 (C) Explain how the values and beliefs of particular characters are affected by the historical and cultural setting of the literary work. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 
(8.4) Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.4 (A) Compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms (e.g., epic poetry, lyric poetry). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Figurative Language
 
(8.5) Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.5 (A) Analyze how different playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Drama
 
(8.6) Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.6 (A) Analyze linear plot developments (e.g., conflict, rising action, falling action, resolution, subplots) to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 
8.6 (B) Analyze how the central characters' qualities influence the theme of a fictional work and resolution of the central conflict. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Narrative Text
 
(8.8) Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.8 (A) Explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Figurative Language
 
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama) (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Expository Text
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
Figure 19 (E) Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order within a text and across texts. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama) (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Thinking Skills
 
Reporting Category 1: Understanding and Analysis Across Genres - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze a variety of written texts across reading genres.
(8.11) Comprehension of Informational Text/Persuasive Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:
8.11 (A) Compare and contrast persuasive texts that reached different conclusions about the same issue and explain how the authors reached their conclusions through analyzing the evidence each presents. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Persuasive Text
 
(8.2) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
8.2 (A) Determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Reading-Structural Analysis
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Structural Analysis
 
8.2 (B) Use context (within a sentence and in larger sections of text) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or ambiguous words or words with novel meanings. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Vocabulary
 
8.2 (E) Use a dictionary, a glossary, or a thesaurus (printed or electronic) to determine the meanings, syllabication, pronunciations, alternate word choices, and parts of speech of words. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Dictionary Skills
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Using References
 
(8.9) Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
8.9 (A) Analyze works written on the same topic and compare how the authors achieved similar or different purposes. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Author's Purpose
 
 
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