7th Grade STAAR Reading Review: Literary Non-fiction
If you live in Texas, all roads lead to the STAAR test. This resource, which contains two original reading passages, will engage your students and help them review literary non-fiction as we head into our end-of-the-year testing season. It's also great as an introductory unit earlier in the year.

This resource focuses on Literary Non-Fiction. The TEKS reviewed are :
7.2A Latin roots and affixes
7.3 Author’s message or theme
7.7 Inferences and conclusions about organization, characterization, and specific details.
Fig 19E Text summary
7.8 Sensory language and mood.

Contents include:

PowerPoint presentation
Visual notes template
Reading Passage for guided practice: Candle in the Darkness
Four Square Follow-Up
Reading Comprehension Questions (using STAAR stems)
Reading Passage for Independent Practice: Papa Frankenstein
Four Square Follow-Up
Reading Comprehension Questions (using STAAR stems)

NOTE: I marked this unit as lasting three days. With my Newcomer ESL students (beginning - intermediate fluency), it was actually four days just for the guided practice. The visual notes took one day, the guided annotation took two days, and the follow-up and comprehension questions took one day.
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Created: Apr 8, 2017

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