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English Teacher Certification Exams in Texas Strategies for Approaching ELA/Reading TExEs Exams

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ISBN-10: 0205420451

ISBN-13: 9780205420452

Edition: 2006

Authors: Beatrice Mendez Newman

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Book details

List price: $29.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Understanding TExES
A Brief Overview
The TExES Framework
Teacher Preparation Courses and TExES
Study Strategies
Learning about TEKS
Learning from Educator Standards
Using Test Competencies as a Study Aid
Referencing English Course Materials
Understanding Test Item Structure and Content
Correlating TEKS, Standards, and Competencies
Organizing Your TExES Materials
Color Coding Study Materials
Consulting Selected Resources in Each Language Arts Area
Keeping a TExES Journal
Developing a Study Plan
Anticipating the Actual Test
Chapter Summary
Reading
Getting Ready to Study: Coordinating Your Reading Materials
A Glossary of Selected Reading Terms and Concepts
Classroom Practices: Reading
Familiarity with Grade-Appropriate Reading Materials
Test Item Exercises
Analyzing Reading Items on the Sample Test
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources: Reading Practice and Pedagogy
Writing: Process, Practice, and Pedagogy
An Overview of Writing Theory and Pedagogy
Coordinating TEKS, Educator Standards, and Test Competencies in Writing
A Glossary of Selected Writing Terms and Concepts
Classroom Practices: Writing
Other Areas of Writing Practice and Pedagogy
Test Item Exercises
Responding to Writing Items on Sample TExES Tests
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources: Writing Practice and Pedagogy
Literature
Teaching Literature: An Overview
Coordinating TEKS, Educator Standards, and Test Competencies in Literature
A Glossary of Selected Literature Terms and Concepts
Classroom Practices: Literature
Test Item Exercises
Additional Study Strategies for Literature Preparation
Attempting the Practice Items
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources: Literature Content and Pedagogy
Oral Language
Oral Language: An Overview
Coordinating Oral Language Study Materials
A Glossary of Selected Oral Language Terms and Concepts
Classroom Practices: Oral Language
Test Item Exercises
Analyzing Oral Language Items on the Sample Test
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources: Oral Language
Media Literacy
An Overview of Media Literacy
Coordinating TEKS, Educator Standards, and Test Competencies in Media Literacy
A Glossary of Selected Media Literacy Terms and Concepts
Classroom Practices: Media Literacy
Test Item Exercises
Study Strategies for Media Literacy
Analyzing Media Literacy Items on the Sample Test
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources: Media Literacy
Pedagogical Practices: Diversity, Technology, and Assessment
TEKS and Educator Standards
A Glossary of Selected Terms in General Pedagogy
A New Look at Sample Items in TExES Preparation Manuals
Chapter Summary
Selected Resources
Tactics for TExES Study
Implement Your Study Plan
Your TExES Journal
Socialized Study: Forming a Study Group
Studying the TExES Sample Items
Devising Sample Units
Afterword: A Note from the Author
References
Index