staar short answer questions saqs n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
STAAR Short Answer Questions (SAQs) PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
STAAR Short Answer Questions (SAQs)

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 20

STAAR Short Answer Questions (SAQs) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 270 Views
  • Uploaded on

STAAR Short Answer Questions (SAQs). The Open-Ended Response. Is scored on content Unless the frequency and/or severity of writing convention errors causes clarity problems . Write clearly and neatly. Your final answer must be written in the box provided.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'STAAR Short Answer Questions (SAQs)' - suki-weaver


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
the open ended response
The Open-Ended Response . . .

Is scored on content

Unless the frequency and/or

severity of writing convention

errors causes clarity problems.

Write clearly and neatly. Your final answer must be written in the box provided.

staar literary expository saqs

STAAR Literary & Expository SAQs

You will have one SAQ over a single selection and may cover either the literary or expository genre.

slide4

Not Considered Passing

Considered Passing

slide5

To Answer SAQs:

CER

  • Sentence 1 - State your Claim.
  • Sentence 2 - Embed your Evidence.
  • Sentence 3 – Provide your Reasoning.

*****Your SAQ may have more than 3 sentences. This format provides you with the minimum required to craft a sufficient response.

s a q practice planning grid
S.A.Q. Practice – Planning Grid

R- But after being hunted by Zaroff, Rainsford directly realizes that the hunted experience a keen terror.

(Before/After)

E- “Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay feels.”

E- ‘Who cares how a jaguar feels?”

C) Rainsford learns to empathize with the fear of hunted animals.

E- “Bah! They’ve no under-standing…”

E- “Then

he ran for his life.”

R - Before arriving at Ship Trap Island, Rainsford does not believe hunted animals have any awareness.

slide7

For each SAQ, you will have a box like the one above that allows you 10 lines for your answer. Please note that the 10th line is the dark bottom edge of the box, and you cannot write below this point. Also, you may not “double line” in order to squeeze more writing in the box.

slide8

Example Prompt: In this excerpt of The Old Man and the Sea, how does personification help to explain Santiago’s relationship to the sea? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.

Example Response:

He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her. “He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her.” This is trying to explain how other people see her.

Score Point 0: Insufficient

The student repeats verbatim the text.

slide9

Example Prompt: In this excerpt of The Old Man and the Sea, how does personification help to explain Santiago’s relationship to the sea? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.

Example Response:

Santiago calls the sea “la mar” which means love because he see’s the sea as a woman. He always refers to her as “feminine” and of something that withheld “great favors.” So thinking of the sea as a woman is personification.

Score Point 1: Partially Sufficient

The idea is reasonable, but only a general text reference is used to support the idea.

slide10

Example Prompt: In this excerpt of The Old Man and the Sea, how does personification help to explain Santiago’s relationship to the sea? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.

Example Response:

Personification explains the relationship between the old man and the sea because he thought of the sea as a real woman and doing things a real woman would do. The old man thought of the sea “as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors.” Thinking of it as a person makes him seem closer to the sea.

Score Point 2: Sufficient

The idea is reasonable and goes beyond literal (“makes him seem closer”). The evidence is relevant.

slide11

Example Prompt: In this excerpt of The Old Man and the Sea, how does personification help to explain Santiago’s relationship to the sea? Support your answer with evidence from the selection.

Example Response:

Hemingway uses personification to explain that Santiago thinks “of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her.” He is referring to the sea as a woman and he takes her side by not blaming her for the “wild or wicked things.” So he is defending the sea as if she had life, just like a man would do for a woman.

Score Point 3: Exemplary

The idea (“he is defending the sea as if she had life”) is perceptive and reflects awareness of the complexities of the text. The evidence (a combination of paraphrase and direct quote) is specific and well chosen.

staar crossover saqs

STAAR Crossover SAQs

You will have one SAQ over two thematically linked selections, and you will need to address BOTH adequately in your response.

slide13

Not Considered Passing

Considered Passing

slide14

To Answer Crossover SAQs:

CE2R

  • Sentence 1 - State your Claim.
  • Sentence 2 - Embed your Evidence
  • Transition Word!
  • Sentence 3 –Embed your Evidence.
  • Sentence 4 -Provide your Reasoning.

*****Your SAQ may have more than 4 sentences. This format provides you with the minimum required to craft a sufficient response.

slide15

Prompt: What is one similarity between the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis in “Writin’ on the Line”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.

  • C Present your CLAIM in your own words. Remember, do not echo the prompt!
  • E Provide 1 piece of the bestEVIDENCE present within the article. Remember to embed!
  • Transition Word
  • E Provide 1 piece of the bestEVIDENCE present within the article. Remember to embed!
  • R  Connect your embedded evidence to your Claim by presenting clear REASONING.
slide16

For each SAQ, you will have a box like the one above that allows you 10 lines for your answer. Please note that the 10th line is the bottom edge of the box, and you cannot write below this point. Also, you may not “double line” and attempt to squeeze more writing in the box.

slide17

Example Prompt: What is one similarity between the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis in “Writin’ on the Line”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.

Example Response:

The narrator in “A Handful” talks in first person and the narrator in “Writin’ on the Line” third person. In “A Handful” the narrator constantly uses possessives like my and I and also has things like “I remember it” and “In a way I do”. However, in “Writin’ on the Line” the narrator talks using he’s and avoids possessives and talks like “his first bank” and “he’s now in demand for personal appearances”.

Score Point 0: Insufficient

The response does not answer the prompt, quotations provided are not relevant to the prompt, no reasonable idea or relevant textual evidence is provided.

slide18

Example Prompt: What is one similarity between the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis in “Writin’ on the Line”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.

Example Response:

Both the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis had assistance from a close friend or relative. Kevin saved the narrator of “A Handful”’s life, as well as help him get over his fear of bridges. Kaysandra helped Curtis become an author as well.

Score Point 1: Partially Sufficient

This response offers a reasonable idea (assistance from a close friend or relative). The idea is not supported by relevant direct quotations from either story.

slide19

Example Prompt: What is one similarity between the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis in “Writin’ on the Line”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.

Example Response:

Both selections deal with a problem where a loved one helps another loved one out. In “A Handful” Kevin helps the narrator overcome his fear of bridges. “The only person who could calm me down was the person who saved me”. In “Writin’ on the Line” Kaysandra helps Curtis achieve his dreams of becoming a writer. “Fortunately, Kaysandra believed in those handwritten words”. With her support, Curtis was successful.

Score Point 2: Sufficient

The response offers a reasonable idea for each selection (Kevin helping narrator to overcome the fear of bridges; Kaysandra helping Curtis achieve his dreams of becoming a writer). Direct quotations support the ideas from both selections.

slide20

Example Prompt: What is one similarity between the narrator of “A Handful” and Curtis in “Writin’ on the Line”? Explain your answer and support it with evidence from both selections.

Example Response:

One similarity between the narrator and Curtis is that they were both helped by their loved one in an hour of need to finally attain success whether it be in the form of career or triumph over emotional turmoil. Curtis “would be the first [to admit] that without [Kaysandra’s support] his dream [would never have been realized]”. Despite the years that have gone by, even when the narrator’s parents thought the story was getting old, “Kevin just ignored them. [Instead], his face wouldn’t change, and…his voice only got softer” indicating that Kevin was there for the narrator regardless of what other people thought.

Score Point 3: Exemplary

The response offers the reasonable idea that both were helped by their loved one in an hour of need to finally attain success whether it be in the form of career or triumph over emotional turmoil. Quotations demonstrate a strong connection between textual evidence and the idea. Incorporated relevant commentary into their response.