01/1/2021 TLC-ELA Bridges to the New STAAR-STAAR Academy-Grade 4 Writing Strategies & Mentor Texts - Growing 4th grade writers takes time and work in both reading and writing. Students need to imitate and practice with mentor texts to start using these structures in their own writing. This STAAR Academy will provide not only calibration sets of the latest released essays, but will also take teachers through different engagement activities to create a life-long writer. Teachers will leave with multiple strategies to use for student success. Teachers will also examine state results and trends in both writing and scoring.