Tip Sheet #16 - January 24, 2023

For Being So Patient... 

3 Additional STAAR Item Types Have Just Released!

(They're Not Just for Texas, Though. ;)




Wow! Fresh on the heels of the monumental release of the Slide View, TeacherMade has added THREE new item types for you! If you're in Texas and worried about the new types on the redesigned STAAR, or in any state where Technology Enhanced Item Types (TEIs) are a concern, we've got you covered! Wait til you see what these new items can do! 

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Shared Elementary TeacherMades:

Science: Chrysalis to Butterfly

  • Description: In this activity students will label the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Elementary
  • Question Types: Drag and drop
  • Click Here: Chrysalis to Butterfly

Math: Numerical Expressions Written as Words 

  • Description: This activity is a formative assessment designed to measure the Common Core Math Standard 5.OA.A.2 - Evaluating Numerical Expressions Written as Words.
  • Recommended Grade Range: The worksheet is for grade 5. It can be used with students in grades 4-7. 
  • Question Types: Short Answer
  • Click Here: Numerical Expressions Written as Words

Shared Middle School TeacherMades:

        Science: States of Matter 

  • Description: Students will label the correct state of matter.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Designed for Elementary School or Middle School grade range. It could be used in Elementary Science or Physical Science 
  • Question Types: Drag and Drop
  • Click Here: States of Matter

ELA: Informational - Monarch on the Move 

  • Description: This is an informational practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test of Reading and Language Arts (RLA) that incorporates new question types.
  • Recommended Grade Range: The selection is entitled "Monarch on the Move" and is intended for grade 6, but can be used with grades 5-8.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Dropdown 
  • Click Here: Monarch on the Move

Shared High School TeacherMades:

English II: Editing: Try It; You'll Like It

  • Description:  This is a practice activity for the newly redesigned STARR test for English II, that focuses on editing.
  • Recommended Grade RangeIntended for the high school course English II, but can be used with any high school reading
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown
  • Click Here: Try It; You'll Like It  

Science: Human Respiratory System

Black History Month


ELA/Social Studies: Mini Biographies 

  • Description: Students will choose a leader to research for Black History Month. After they will write a paragraph about the person they researched, and add a picture. This is a great activity for students to share with the class! 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle to High School

  • Item Types: Open Answer

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/s8LFdFGPTnS2uo0GxXDjAA/

ELA: Mae Jemison

  • Description: This nonfiction article will teach students all about Mae Jemison, the first female African American to go into space. Students will have reading checks to assess their reading comprehension. 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle 

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/eDzn7a-ZSQKGdVY1SlEgGw/

ELA: Can Kids Change the World? 

  • Description: Students will watch the Storyworks video, "Can Kids Change the World?" then answer comprehension questions to assess their understanding of the video, and their listening skills.

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle 

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/QCpgvC5MQ3CDLIGQRXgjVg/


ELA: Who Was William Wells Brown? 

  • Description: This first African-American novelist, playwright, and author who escapes the chains of slavery, Brown was an abolitionist with a literary talent. A self-taught reader and writer, he was a best-selling author in the 1840s and 1850s and made history for his literary achievements many times. 

  • Grade: Middle and High School 

  • Item Types: Dropdown, Matching,  Multiple Choice,  Short Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/A_QUb6CJQS2NAUtfM-3MdA/

Groundhog Day

February 2, 2023


ELA: Groundhog Day 

  • Description: Students will learn about Groundhog Day then answer questions that follow. This is a great activity to do on February 2nd! 

  • Grade: Elementary

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Short Answer, True/False, Open Answer 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/BJW9pUwySbSRnJdd6B3KFA/


ELA/Science: Groundhog Day 

  • Description: Have your students watch a < 4 minute youtubekids video and then answer the questions that follow. The content is cross-curricular with a heavy emphasis on science. You may have to introduce Groundhog Day because it's alluded to, but not specifically covered in the activity. Enjoy! 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School 

  • Item Types: Dropdown, Matching,  Multiple Choice,  Short Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/3dTDMwNuRbWWI8qQ2zrRTg/

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