Beating Them All! Thirty Days to a Magic Score on Any Elementary Literacy Instruction Exam for Teacher Certification

ISBN-10: 0205394728

ISBN-13: 9780205394722

Edition: 2004

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Beating them All! is a universal preparation manual that will assist test-takers across the country in beating any elementary reading instruction exam (National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES) exam). The strategies and methods presented in this text are research-based and will allow candidates the best opportunity to pass on their first attempt. Features: bull; bull;Universal, Comprehensive Preparation. The areas include case studies, short answers, and multiple-choice questions. It will be an invaluable resource for students who want and need to pass NES exams. bull;Sound Preparation Methods. The preparation methods in this manual have been field tested, refined, and re-tested with groups of real students facing these exams. It includes repeatable attack-plans on time management. bull;Effective Strategies. All of the defined strategies in Beating them All! have been field tested and refined to ensure effectiveness and ease in acquisition/application. bull;Valid Content. The core reading-instruction content that is assessed on the RICA, and the other NES exams, has been identified and validated through separate explorations. Because NES exams share so much of this core content, it is essential for all candidates to know the material in Beating them All! in advance of taking any test. ";The strengths of this text are in the area of analysis of various reading and writing components and test issues, which are seamlessly and brilliantly presented in a cogent and compelling manner. Use of advanced organizers makes a complex and often intimidating discipline approachable and comprehendible."; Professor Carol Wareing, Merrimack College Author Bio: Dr. Chris Nicholas Boosalis received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 1998. He is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at California State University, Stanislaus where he teaches reading-instruction methods to elementary and secondary credential candidates.
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List price: $41.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Magic Scores
What exam formats are covered?
How are the essays scored?
How are the multiple choice items scored?
Whats a magic score?
Whats my magic score?
The Overview of the Core Reading-Instruction Model
Magic Content
A Note About Tests with Written Portions
A Note About Tests with Multiple Choice Sections
How was the content developed?
The Core Model of Reading Instruction Explained
Level One: Assessment Tools
Level Two: Decoding (Kindergarten through Third Grade) Level Three: Fluency
Level Four: Comprehension
Level Five: Oral and Written Language Development
Level Six: Classroom and Unit Planning
Magic Essays
How was the content of chapter three developed?
Effective Written-Response Outlines
Writing the Case Study
Writing Lesson Plans for Decoding
Writing Lesson Plans for Comprehension
A Procedural Essay for a Cloze Activity
A Justification for a Running Record
Magic Bubbles
Diagnostic Test
Multiple Choice Strategies
Using Tables to Answer Multiple Choice Questions
Study Guides
Magic MomentsTime-Management Strategies
Methods for Written Exams with Multiple Choice Items
The One Pass Method
What are the benefits of One Pass?
The Two Step Method
What are the benefits of the Two Step Approach?
Should I One Pass or Two Step?
The Multiple Choice Strategies
The Divide and Conquer Method
Benefits and Cautions of Divide and Conquer
The Seek and Destroy Method
Benefits and Cautions of Seek and Destroy
The Time-Management Methods Illustrated
The Magic Plan
A Four Week Plan
Test Day
Content Tables
Standards Tables
Data Sets
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