2016 STAAR (WRITING) STUDY GUIDE

 
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STAAR Writing Study Guide 2016

 

  • Commonly Confused words:
    • Their,there, they’re
    • Then,than
    • It’s,its
    • Too,two, to
    • In,on, at
    • Except,accept


  • Sentence Structure:
    • Compound
    • Complex
    • Prefix/suffix meanings
    • Hyphenated words
    • Partsof Speech to determine if used correctly in the sentence
    • Titles of short written works (poems, short stories, songs, TV shows, articles)

       

  • Phrases:
    • Prepositional phrase
    • Appositive phrase

       

  • Dictionary Use
    • Misspelled words
    • Capitalized words
      • Mom and Dad


  • Transition words and phrases
    • Know the meaning
    • Recognize pattern or relationship (example, agreement, sequence, order, time, adding,comparing, contrasting, cause and effect, concluding)
    • HOTCASA

       

  • Commas –
    • Compound sentences
    • Complex sentences
    • In a series
    • Between adjectives of equal rank (not the last adjective before the noun)
    • After introductory words, phrases, and clauses
    • To set off parenthetical expressions (names, therefore, of course, not yours)
    • Nonessential expressions (appositive phrases, participial phrases etc.)
    • Dates,Geographical names, numbers, addresses, letters

       

  • Quotation Marks
    • Direct quotations

 

  • Possessives
    • Single vs. plural
    • Irregular plurals

       

  • Relative Pronouns: Who/Which/That
    • Who-
    • That-
    • Which-

       

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Single-
    • Plural-

       

  • Irregular Past Tense Verbs

     

  • Controlling Ideas, adding detail,supporting sentences, adding sentences/deleting sentences, improving wordchoice


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