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Gruber's Essential Guide to Test Taking, Grades 3-5

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ISBN-10: 1402211856

ISBN-13: 9781402211850

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gary R. Gruber

List price: $15.99
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With or without No Child Left Behind, test taking is more important than ever. A must for parents helping their children understand the important thinking strategies needed in all test-taking areas, Gruber's Essential Guide to Test Taking: Grades 3-5 helps them realize their child's true potential. Using the exclusive Gruber methods, this book will give parents and teachers strategies to "nip in the bud" any faulty thinking approaches when it comes to education and testing and enforce the correct approaches. Gruber's methods are a true confidence developer for children. Parents often claim when working with these books with their children that they wish they had been exposed to this…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dr. Gary Gruber is nationally recognized as the leading expert on the SAT, ACT, test-taking methods, and critical thinking skills. His methods have been used by PBS, Sylvan Learning Centers, and school districts, as part of MyMaxScore#39;s online SAT and ACT prep, and as the central college prep products in the testing area of College Countdown. His books on test taking, test preparation, and critical thinking skills have sold more than seven million copies. Dr. Gruber#39;s strategies have helped provide measurably improved results in test prep for the SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, and GRE tests, among many other standardized tests across all age ranges.

Introduction to Parents
A Word About the Psychology of Working with Your Child
What Parents Should Know About Standardized Tests
Four General Test-Taking Skills
Verbal Strategies
Analogies Analogy Strategy: Always Put Analogies in Sentence Form Most Common Types of Analogies Practice Exercises and Explanatory Answers
Vocabulary Strategy
Learn Prefixes and Roots Vocabulary Strategy
Learn Suffixes Essential Word List for Grades 3 - 4 - 5 Sentence Completions Sentence Completion Strategy
Try All of the Choices Sentence Completion Strategy
Look for Clues and Key Words Sentence
Completion Exercises and Explanatory Answers
Reading Comprehension (Two Strategies)
Reading Passages, Questions, and Explanatory Answers
Writing Ability Punctuation Capitalization English Expression Choosing the Right Word
Math Strategies
A Note to Parents Basic Math Strategies Math Strategy
Know How to Approach Solutions to Math Questions Math Strategy
Use Math Symbols for Words Math Strategy
Know When and How to Approximate Math Strategy
Try Specific Numbers Math Strategy
Start with Last Choice When Testing Choices Math Strategy
Use Visual Thinking Quantitative Comparison Quantitative Comparison Strategy
Cancel Numbers Common to Both Columns Quantitative Comparison Strategy
To Simplify, You Can Multiply, Divide, Add, or Subtract the Same Number in Both Columns Quantitative Comparison Strategy
Use Common Sense to Answer Questions Math Refresher
Review (Essential Math Skills)
Math Words, Concepts, and Rules Your Child Should Know Math Shortcuts
Your Child Should Know
The Fifty Basic Math Problems for Grades 3 - 4 - 5 Solutions to the Fifty Basic Math Problems
Hot Prefixes and Roots
The Dangers of National School Entrance Testing
About the Author