STAAR Review to Go: Science for Grade 4 is a student-centered review resource that
supports the Science TEKS taught in grade 4 and assessed on the grade 5 STAAR


exam. Laying a strong foundation in science beginning in kindergarten is critical for
student success. Having students who enter fifth grade with a solid knowledge of
science allows fifth-grade teachers to dig deeper into the content and allows students to
better master it. The grade 5 STAAR exam is cumulative and assesses supporting
TEKS from both third and fourth grades.

For grade 4, teachers can use these activities to review, reteach, or spiral back to
previously taught concepts. For grade 5, teachers can use these activities for 1–2 days
or for up to 2 weeks as review activities before the STAAR exam in science class. The
activities can also be used as Saturday review sessions or during tutorials.

Each activity is TEKS based and may be used to enrich Tier I instruction or as a review
at the rigor outlined by the TEKS. Each review activity is designed to take 15–30 minutes
and fit in a file folder to create a convenient and engaging review resource.

Whether using the review activities in this book or creating your own, you will need the
following materials:

access to a copy machine and/or printer cardstock clear tape resealable plastic bags file folders, preferably a different color for each Reporting Category glue and/or glue sticks scissors

Create a set (or two, if needed) of Review Activity Folders and place them in stations for
students to review over several class periods or make several folders for each activity
and have the whole class work through each folder at the same time.

Follow these steps to create a Review Activity Folder:

1. Read through the Materials Lists, Advance Preparation, and Teacher Notes
sections of the activity pages and gather the materials for the activity.
2. Print the Labels, Task Cards, and Student Answer Keys. You may choose to
make copies from the book or access the digital files to print in color or black and
white. Access digital files at using your login.
3. Cut out the Labels, Task Cards, and Student Answer Keys and attach each to
the folder. You may choose to follow the sample layout or organize the folder in a
way that meets the needs of your students.
4. Print copies of the student pages. These are designed to be takeaways for
students to use as a study guide.

The folder format provides flexible options for review. The following are examples of
ways to use the folders:

Whole-Class Review : During one class period, the class works through the same
review activity folder(s) and debriefs them together.
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