Mastering STAAR Writing: ECR Tips for Effective Text Evidence Incorporation

Ready to dive into the world of STAAR ECR writing? I’ve got some amazing ECR tips to share!

Today, let’s focus on one crucial aspect: how to effectively incorporate text evidence to boost your students’ performance.

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Before we get started, let’s do a quick recap of what it takes to score those precious three points on the upper portion of the ECR rubric or checklist. One key element? Text evidence. But how do students tackle this? Let’s break it down together.

Image of ECR check list and what is required on the STAAR rubric for ECR writing.

Imagine this: Our ECR prompt asks students to explain how Little Red Riding Hood demonstrates carelessness throughout the story. Now, let’s strategize on using text evidence to back up this claim.

If you’ve been following along with my RACES strategy planning sheet or using my ECR checklist we’ll focus on the “C” – citing text evidence.

Step one? Keep that ECR question in mind as you revisit the passage. This second read is crucial for spotting evidence supporting our answer directly from the text.

Step two involves pinpointing evidence showcasing Little Red Riding Hood’s carelessness. As we read through the text, we can highlight sections that demonstrate her lack of caution and support our answer directly from the text.

Bonus tip: Students can also highlight within the text on the STAAR online platform, making this strategy even more accessible.

With our evidence in hand, it’s time for step three – crafting a response. Remember to stress the importance of using quoted or paraphrased text evidence. Students should avoid injecting personal opinions or stories; the focus should solely be on evidence from the text.

And voilà! Armed with these strategies, you’re ready to tackle STAAR ECR writing like a pro. Good luck with your test prep, and remember, if you have any questions, I’m just a click away.

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