STAAR Task Cards
Texas Teachers: Conquer STAAR Reading with Engaging Task Cards!
STAAR doesn't need to be stressful for you or for your students. Enjoy teaching reading and math (even during STAAR season) with resources that are aligned, engaging, and no prep.
Boost STAAR Scores & Spark Curiosity: Fun, Ready-Made Reading Task Cards!
Texas Tested, Teacher Approved: The Ultimate STAAR Reading Task Card Toolkit!
Not sorta aligned. Deeply aligned. With TEKS. With STAAR. With best practices.
Students love them! Because students feel confident, engaged, and ready.
Simple to use. Download and go. It doesn't get simpler than this.
Making Inferences STAAR Task Cards
This STAAR mega bundle includes nine task card sets covering all STAAR stems and is updated with the new TEKS!
Making Inferences Task Card Mega Bundle Includes:
- 148 Task Cards
- All Genres
- STAAR Question Stems
- Online Support Resources
Drawing Conclusions STAAR Task Cards
Whether you're teaching whole-class, reviewing for STAAR reading, meeting with a small group or setting up reading stations, this mega bundle has you covered for weeks...even months of reading practice all focused on drawing conclusions!
Unlock Reading Success with Engaging Task Cards
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TEKS Alignment for Each Set of Task Cards
STAAR Task Cards Mega Bundle
Making Inferences Task Cards Bundle 1
Making Inferences Task Cards Bundle 2
Making Inferences Task Cards Bundle 3
Drawing Conclusions Mega Bundle
Drawing Conclusions Task Cards Bundle 1
Drawing Conclusions Task Cards Bundle 2
Drawing Conclusions Task Cards Bundle 3
Theme Task Card STAAR Stems
Main Idea Task Card STAAR Stems
Informational Text Feature Task Card Stems
STAAR Stems and Schema
You can teach skills, hold guided reading groups, and execute the best literacy stations all day. Sometimes your students still struggle with the STAAR reading test!
There are two variables that have a major impact on STAAR reading scores:
- Student access to rigorous questioning.
- Student background knowledge in a variety of texts.
Task Cards with STAAR Stems
Let's face it, publishers don't get STAAR. It's like they make the questions from some other state test and then slap the Texas flag on it!
Not these STAAR resources.
All of our reading task cards have STAAR released question stems. In some cases the stems are scaffolded with easier open-ended questions. The scaffolded questions build on easier reading skills to bridge the gap up to STAAR rigor.
Schema for STAAR Passages
STAAR reading passages follow a concise set of plot lines, biographical profiles, and informational topics. We embed all of our STAAR task cards with these same topics and structures.
Using the same plot lines, biographical profiles, and informational topics directly builds student background knowledge. This has a massive impact on reading comprehension, as measured by STAAR reading.
It's no secret, background knowledge is crucial for reading success, and our results prove it! Your students will love you for it too!
Task Cards Aligned with STAAR 2.0
STAAR 2.0 aims to make the assessments more closely aligned with classroom learning and real-world application of skills. That's great because that's how we designed our STAAR Task Cards. Here are some key points about STAAR 2.0 that align with our task cards:
- Emphasis on deeper understanding: Instead of rote memorization and simple recall, STAAR 2.0 focuses on critical thinking, problem-solving, and application of knowledge in different contexts.
- New item types: Traditional multiple-choice questions are reduced, while interactive formats like drag-and-drop, open-ended responses, and performance tasks are introduced.
- Partial credit scoring: Students can earn partial credit on some questions, promoting deeper engagement and recognizing their progress.
- Online administration: Most STAAR 2.0 tests are administered online, providing greater flexibility and access to resources.
- Grade-level adjustments: The specific changes vary by grade level, with a greater emphasis on foundational skills in elementary grades and more complex application in high school.
STAAR Resources with the Newest TEKS
The new ELAR TEKS are here, and we're ready for them. All of 2018 STAAR teaching resources are aligned to the new TEKS. Of course, our newest products are aligned as well.
Of the seven new TEKS strands, we build our STAAR resources around the priority standards, the readiness TEKS. That doesn't mean there aren't supporting standards in our resources. They just don't comprise the majority of the tasks.
What are the priority strands?
- Comprehension Skills
- Literary Elements
- Author's Purpose and Author's Craft