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CAHSEE - English Language Arts

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ISBN-10: 0738600016

ISBN-13: 9780738600017

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel L. Moody

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Prepare yourself to master the CAHSEE! REA's newly revised guide has all you need to pass this important California high school exam. This all-new edition is designed to prepare the California public high school student for the CAHSEE in Language Arts. The study guide provides the most up-to-date instruction and practice students need to improve skill level and pass the exam. Comprehensive reinforces concepts found throughout the CAHSEE language arts exam. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day. Also contains two full-length practice exams with each exam question answered in an easy-to-understand,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction Passing the CAHSEE: English-Language
Arts About this Book
About the Test
How to Use this Book
Format of the CAHSEE: English-Language
Arts Scoring the Practice Tests
Test-Taking Strategies CAHSEE Independent Study Schedule
Reading Skills
Vocabulary Development
Tools Using a Dictionary
Making a Word List
Practicing with Flashcards
Root Words
Understanding Vocabulary from Context
Figurative Language
Idiomatic Expressions
Similes and Metaphors
Synonyms and Antonyms
Commonly Confused Words
Reading Comprehension
General Strategies
Schedule Time to Read
Keep a Reading List and a Reading Log
Specific Reading Skills
Identifying the Theme or Main Idea
Selecting the Best Summary
Discovering Meaning from Context
Understanding Connotations
Finding Information by Skimming and Scanning
Analysis of Readings
Analyzing the Purpose of a Reading (or Author�s Purpose)
Wording of CAHSEE Questions and Answers
Analyzing Attitude, Tone, and Mood
Author�s Attitude
Mood and Tone
Analyzing Plot, Conflict, and Resolution
Analyzing a Character�s
Personality, Feelings, and Relationships
Definition of Character
Simple or Complex Environment, Background, and Motivation
Relationships and Interactions Between Characters
Tips for Answering Questions about Character
Identifying Literary
Devices Setting Imagery Symbolism
Allegory Dialogue, Soliloquy, and Asides
Fact and Opinion
Identifying Types of Literature (Genres)
Plays Poetry
Analyzing and Evaluating
Writing Skills
Writing Strategies
Using Specific
Details and Language
Using the Active Voice Sentence
Combining Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Recognizing and Writing Correct Sentences
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
Definitions of Clause, Phrase, and Sentence
Types of Sentences
Simple Sentences
Basic Compound Sentences
Basic Complex Sentences
Advanced Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences with Relative Clauses
Avoiding Common Sentence
Errors: Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma Splices
Fragments Run-On Sentences
Comma Splices
Summary of Sentence
Punctuation Sentence Patterns
More About Sentences
Phrases Placement of Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Grammar and Usage Verb
Verb Forms that Show Past Time
Verb Forms that Show Present Time
Verb Forms that Show Future Time
Subject and Verb Agreement
Most Verbs
Modal Verbs
The Verb "To Be" Adjectives and Adverbs
Introduction to Descriptive Adjectives
Introduction to Adverbs
Comparative Adjectives and Adverbs
Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs
Participial Adjectives Pronouns
Definition of Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Punctuation and Capitalization
Titles of Publications
Books and Other Complete Works
Articles, Chapters, Poems, Songs, etc
Quotation Marks
Reporting Exact
Words Apostrophes
Apostrophes with Contractions
Apostrophes with Possessives
Special Uses of Apostrophes
Commas with Sentence
Commas with Extra Information
Commas with Introductory Elements
Commas with items in a Series
Commas in Certain Special Cases
To Join Clauses Together
To Separate Parts of a Sentence
Using Colons to Introduce a List
Using a Colon to Introduce a Quotation
Using a Colon to Introduce an Explanation
The First Word of a Sentence
The Pronoun "I" Proper Nouns