STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR) Grades 3−8 Reading Grades 4 and 7 Writing English I, II, and II I. Victoria Young Director of Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Assessments Texas Education Agency. Reading—Structure of Reporting Categories.
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Example of Grade 4 revision stem:
David would like to improve his story by adding a strong concluding sentence after sentence 28. Which of these would be the BEST sentence to add?
Example of Grade 7 revision stem:
The transition between the third paragraph (sentences 13–19) and the fourth paragraph (sentences 20–25) is abrupt. Which sentence could Veronica add before sentence 20 to help with this transition?
Steven wants to more effectively establish the thesis in his paper. Which revision of sentence 5 can help him accomplish his goal?
Cristina wants to strengthen the transition between the second and third paragraphs. What sentence should she add before sentence 10? (beginning of paragraph 3)
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