Countdown to 4th Gd. STAAR Reading

February 1, 2015

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4th Grade Benchmarks

Fall Reading Benchmark

  • Genres Tested: Fiction and Poetry
  • Number of Selections: 3 (Two Fiction and 1 Poem)
  • Category 1: Across Genres - 4.2B, 4.2E
  • Category 2: Literary Text - 4.3 Fig. 19D, 4.4A, 4.4 Fig. 19D, 4.6A, 4.6 Fig. 19D/E, 4.6B, 4.6C

Spring Reading Benchmark

  • Genres Tested: Expository and Fiction
  • Number of Selections: 3 (Two Expository and 1 Fiction)
  • Category 1: Across Genres - 4.2B, 4.2E
  • Category 2: Literary Text - 4.3A, 4.6A, 4.6B Fig. 19E
  • Category 3: Informational Text - 4.10 Fig. 19D, 4.11A, 4.11C, 4.11D, 4.11 Fig. 19D, 4.11 Fig. 19E

What has not been tested on Benchmarks but has on STAAR?

Category 1: 4.19F (Making Connections)

Category 2: 4.5A, 4.5 Fig. 19D/E (Drama, inference, summary)

Category 3: 4.14 Fig. 19D (Media Literacy, photos, charts, lines, etc.)

(Informational Text - How many questions were on the benchmark?)

4th Grade Side by Side Benchmarks in October and January

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Countdown to STAAR Planning Chart

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How many weeks until STAAR Reading Assessment?

  • 12 weeks counting this week
  • What do I still need to cover?
  • What do I need to spiral in?
  • Which TEKS do my students need reteaching?
  • What can I use to prepare my students?
  • 4th Nine Weeks begins March 21st. (Week 27, after Spring Break)

What resources are available?

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