STAAR – April 23 rd & 24 th Sample Questions - Reading Vaqueros: The Original Cowboys Which words in paragraph 4 help the reader understand the meaning of stray? What is the best summary of the article? Which sentence best supports the idea that horses were helpful in controlling cattle? The table is included in the section “Getting the Job Done” to help the reader -
STAAR – April 23 rd & 24 th Sample Questions - Math Mr. Garza has three kinds of animals on his farm. He has 6 dogs. He has twice as many cows as dogs. He has 3 times as many sheep as cows. How many sheep does Mr. Garza have on his farm? Luther waited 50 minutes in line to buy tickets to a play. While waiting, Luther played his video game for 12 minutes and read a book for 25 minutes. The rest of the time, Luther talked to his best friend Chuck. How much time did Luther spend talking to Chuck?
Steps teachers will take Critical thinking lessons Mini lessons Sample questions – benchmarks Formative and summative assessments Reading and responding critically
Steps parents can take READ, READ, READ! Let kids choose books they love Discuss books (reading handout) Write about books on newsletter homework and other ways Build reading stamina by reading for extended periods of time Make reading fun – not a punishment or a chore
…Steps parents can take Math websites www.coolmath.com www.coolmath.com www.mathsframe.co.uk www.mathsframe.co.uk Teacher’s website Flashcard practice Addition facts to 20, subtraction from 20, multiplication to 9s Practice counting money Find math in daily life – Math’s Everywhere!