STAAR 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.


Not sorta aligned. Deeply aligned.


Students love them!

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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-Aligned
  • 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!

I am such a fan of task cards and I absolutely loved this bundle. Inferring is a tough skill for students so I love that this bundle includes different contexts for them to practice inferring. Thank you!!

Anasofia R., Making Inferences Task Card Bundle

My students struggle with drawing conclusions and inferencing. These cards are fantastic! Thanks for a wonderful product.

Anna K., Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle

Task Cards for the New TEKS!

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

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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:

  1. Student access to rigorous questioning.
  2. 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!

Saved me sooo much time! Great for reinforcement

Melinda N., Reading STAAR Prep Summarizing

My students this year really struggle with summarizing and this has really helped them.

Rebecca P., Summarizing Task Cards #5

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STAAR Resources with the New 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.

Readiness TEKS

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
  • Genres
  • Author's Purpose and Author's Craft
STAAR reading doesn't have to be stressful - try these engaging, no-prep, aligned STAAR reading task cards, and enjoy teaching - even during STAAR season!

Which Tested TEKS Are Covered?

Comprehension Skills TEKS

Student Expectations A-D

Student Expectations E-I

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Literary Elements

Genres Skills

Author's Purpose and Craft

Response Skills

Texas Teachers, 

We Have You Covered for STAAR Task Cards...

  • Summarizing
  • Main Ideas
  • Text Features
  • Author's Purpose
  • Context Clues

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