Math STAAR 10 Day Review
Okay, I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a weirdo when it comes to all things end of year review and test prep. I have a strange love for state testing season; let me explain! We’ve learned all the things and now it’s time to build our confidence in the new skills we have acquired this year. I see growth in my students all year long, but these two weeks are something different! They know the content and we get to push a little further and dig a little deeper. It is everything! It’s also a great time to do a little room transformation and game!
At the end of this post, you will find a FREE 10-day STAAR review plan for 4th grade math. BUT WAIT!!! Don’t scroll just yet. There are a few things we need to talk about first. Each day includes the TEKS and topics covered, as well as 2-3 activities to go with those skills. The 10-day review does not include ALL TEKS. There is no way to cover a year’s worth of material in 10 days and we shouldn’t have to! We will hit skills with the most leverage.
Before starting the activities mentioned in the plan each day, we complete a spiral review sheet. I love to use this STAAR prep spiral review and Countdown to STAAR. We complete one of these each day and go over it as a whole class. If we are short on time, I will go over the most challenging questions (instead of the whole page). This is a way to ensure that all skills are reviewed in some fashion.
Many of the strategies used during this 10-day STAAR review are from Lead4Ward. Lead4Ward is an absolute wealth of knowledge. The instructional strategies playlist will have all the directions you need for any of their activities mentioned in the 10-day review. They also have an app where you can access the instructions there as well. Their strategies have been game changers in my classroom.
Lastly, there are a few activities created by instructional coaches at Round Rock ISD. I will link their STAAR review blog post here. The document will note which activities were created and shared by RRISD. Their document is insanely helpful and will provide you with any other supplemental activities you might need.
Without further ado, here is your 10-day STAAR review plan and activities! I hope this takes a weight off your shoulders and helps you as you plan out the coming days. Your students are going to absolutely demolish the test, because they have the best teacher around, you!