The English Language Arts STAAR assessments have always been a challenge for both teachers and students, and the high stakes and RLA redesign of STAAR can bring feelings of uncertainty and panic.
But never fear! You’ve crafted a career of helping students learn and practice literacy skills in order for them to be successful.
Now is the time to plan how to transfer students’ learning and skills to performing well on the STAAR test.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Join us in learning, collaborating, and purposeful, targeted planning to embed reading, writing, and test-taking strategies into your instruction and review to prepare students for the STAAR without the stress or boredom.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to:
- build students’ confidence and fluency in the standardized test genre.
- increase students’ ability to tune in to their own thoughts while taking the STAAR test
- embed play with different genres and concepts in many different contexts
- support students’ with learning strategies for managing test anxiety
- provide students with before, during, and after strategies to use on the day of the test.
Participants will have time built into the workshop for collaborating and planning in order to incorporate the strategies learned into lesson plans.