Expository = Explain
Expository writing means to show your thinking, and to explain, inform, or describe something.
Day One-Multiple Choice Questions
& One Essay
Day Two- Two Essays
Hints for the Expository Essay:
Use all 26 lines
Neat Handwriting is a must
and even gasp an hyperbole
No BIG spaces in between words.
Indent...don't skip lines.
STAAR Answer Document for Editing/Revising Section
Dictionary- Don't overuse the dictionary.
What do Maurice Sendak, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner have in common? None of them made their point in 26 lines. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. And that’s what Texas students will be expected to do on STAAR. We can, as Sendak said in Where the Wild Things Are, “Let the wild rumpus start!” Or we can create purposeful, thoughtful assignments that allow our students to showcase their writing talents.
7th Grade Writing STAAR Review Flashcards | Quizlet
The STAAR writing test, in contrast, limits writers to 26 lines, effectively encouraging only superficial, shallow statements with no room for reasoned argument. It’s the antithesis of good writing, a dumbed-down version of a mediocre assessment. My students can only score well if I teach them to go against everything they know and everything I want them to be as writers. STAAR may appear more rigorous because students sit for four hours at a time for two consecutive days to complete it. But intellectually and academically, STAAR is far less rigorous than its discarded older cousin.