English II Zingers: Answering the Essential STAAR Test Items


English II Zingers is a unique interactive workbook that engages ALL students in answering essential Reading and Writing TEKS. Each of the 19 lessons includes:

  • Skill Instruction: Students learn a tested skill and how its STAAR questions are worded.
  • STAAR Language: Students learn to identify vocabulary and keywords in questions that signal which skill is being tested.
  • Scaffolded Practice: Students read short passages and answer questions with fewer answer choices to focus their thinking.
  • Question Analysis: Students reflect and analyze practiced items.
  • Mixed Practice: Students read longer selections and answer questions on two different skills.

English II Zingers Teacher’s Edition

This one-color TE provides full answer choice rationales and is free with each set of 10 Student Editions.

Sirius Online – English II EOC

Sirius Online courses are available for all STAAR-tested subject areas and grade levels, including English II 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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