Biology Zingers: Answering the Most-Missed STAAR Test Items

Biology Zingers is a unique interactive workbook that engages ALL students in solving the most difficult test items from released STAAR tests. Each of the 16 lessons include:

  • Read and Understand: Helps students read each problem carefully for what they know and what they are looking for.
  • Plan and Solve: Students evaluate correct and/or incorrect solutions.
  • Look Back: Students show their thinking with short-answer responses.
  • Guided Practice: Students solve a similar problem using step-by-step scaffolding.
  • Independent Practice: Students apply what they learned to solve related problems without scaffolding.

Also included:

  • Strategies for Solving STAAR Problems: An interactive lesson about test-taking strategies.
  • On Your Own: Mixed practice in the 16 Readiness TEKS

Biology Zingers Teacher’s Edition

This one-color TE provides complete answers and is free with each set of 10 Student Editions.

Sirius Online – Biology EOC

Sirius Online courses are available for all STAAR-tested subject areas and grade levels, including Biology EOC, and can be used to support in-person, remote, or blended learning.

Sirius Online, with its interactive TEKS-based lessons, authentic STAAR practice, diagnostic and formal practice tests, and advanced reporting provides schools and districts with an invaluable resource for improving student progress, raising STAAR test scores, and addressing Accelerated Instruction requirements.

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