Gearing Up for 5th Reading STAAR

Resource for Literacy Coaches and IITs

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November Benchmark

Genres tested: Fiction & Expository
Number of Selections: 4 (two fiction/two expository)
Number of Questions: 28

Tested TEKS:

  • Category 1: Across Genres- 5.2B, 5.2E
  • Category 2: Literary Texts- 5.6A, 5.6B, 5.6 Fig.19D, 5.6 Fig.19E, 5.3 Fig. 19D
  • Category 3: Expository- 5.10A, 5.11A, 5.11C, 5.11D

January Benchmark

Genres tested: Fiction, Expository, Poetry, Literary Nonfiction & Persuasive
Number of Selections: 5
Number of Questions: 24

Tested TEKS:

  • Category 1: Across Genres- 5.2B, 5.2E
  • Category 2: Literary- 5.6A, 5.6B, 5.3 Fig. 19D, 5.4A, 5.4 Fig. 19D, 5.7 Fig. 19D, 5.7 Fig. 19E, 5.8A
  • Category 3: Expository- 5.10A, 5.11A, 5.11C, 5.11D, 5.12A, 5.14 Fig. 19D

TEKS/SEs Not Tested on 5th Benchmarks

  • Category 1: Across Genres- 5.2A, Figure 19F
  • Category 2: Literary Texts- 5.3B, 5.3C, 5.5, 5.6C,
  • Category 3: Expository- 5.11B, 5.11E, 5.11Figure 19D, 5.11Figure 19E, 5.12B, 5.13A, 5.13B

Assessment Support Webpage

Category 1: Understanding Across Genres

Vocabulary Development (5.2A/5.2B/5.2E)


Making Connections (Figure 19F)

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