CliffsNotes Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects Content Knowledge (0511) Test Prep


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CliffsNotes Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects Content Knowledge (0511) Test Prep

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About the Contents:


  • How to use this book
  • Overview of the exam
  • Proven study strategies and test-taking tips
  • FAQs

Part I: Subject Area Reviews

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Citizenship and Social Science
  • Science

Part II: Two Full-Length Practice Exams

  • Each practice exam includes the same number of multiple-choice and constructed-response questions as the actual exam
  • Complete with answers and explanations for all questions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470448557
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 953,253
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

JUDY L. PARIS holds certificates in Special Education K-12 (Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12), K-8 Elementary Education, and Early Childhood Education, as well as Administrative Certificates in Supervisory (qualified), Principal (qualified), and Superintendent (qualified).

JOCELYN L. PARIS is certified in AZ Elementary Education (K-8) and holds her Montessori (primary) endorsement. She has taught in a multitude of settings, ranging from private to charter to public to state-run, as well as taught a diverse assortment of learners, ranging from pre-school to high school, gifted and talented, special education, sensory impaired, and at-risk.

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Table of Contents


Getting Started.

Format of the Exam.

Multiple-Choice Questions.

Multiple-Choice Strategy and Formats.

Fill-in-the-Blank or Complete the Statement.

Question/Statement or Which of the Following?


Time Frame.

Content of the Exam.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Using this Study Guide.


English Language Arts.

Reading Literature.

Literary Selections.



Themes and Purposes.

Types of Literature.

Elements and Relationships.

Historical and Cultural Contexts.

Comparisons of Literary Texts.

Literary Methods and Effects.

Point of View.


Setting, Tone, and Mood.

Imagery and Figurative Language.

Other Literary Devices.

Reading and Communication Skills.

Summaries and Paraphrases.

Language and Words in Context.


Parts of Speech.

Sentence Types.

Organization of Selection.

Fact versus Opinion.

Inferences and Conclusions.

Purposes for Writing and Speaking.

Writing Process.


Web Sites.


Number Sense and Basic Algebra.





Place Value.

Whole Numbers.

Estimating to Solve a Problem.

Ratios, Proportions, Percents.




Problem Solving.


Geometry and Measurement.

Metric Units and Conversions.

Customary Units and Conversions.

Units of Length.

Units of Weight.

Units of Volume/Capacity.

Units of Time.

Measurement as a Tool.

Perimeter, Area, Volume.



Data Analysis and Probability.

Data Intepretation.

Mean, Median, Mode, Range.

Simple Probability.




Web sites.

Citizenship and Social Science.

Historical Continuity and Change.

Use of Historical Data.

Historical Documents.

Historical Artifacts, Traditions, Places.

Historical Artifacts.

Impact of People, Organizations, and Movements.

Leaders and Prominent Citizens of America.

Leaders and Prominent Persons across the World.

Famous World Explorers.

The Building of a World.

Early Civilizations.

Classical Civilizations.

Non-European Civilizations.

Expansion of Europe.


Expansion of the Republic.

Descriptions of Events and Movements in American History.

Causes and Consequences of Historical Events.

Wars of the United States.

People, Places, Geographical Regions.

The Impact of Human Activity on the Physical Environment.

The Environment’s Impact on People’s Lives and Culture.

Major Religions of the World.

Human Adaptation to the Environment.

Geographic Literacy Skills.

Types of Maps.

Common Types of Data Graphs.

Civics and Government.

Systems of Government.

Distribution of Power in the United States.


Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens.

Scarcity and Economic Choice.

Economic Factors and Principles.

Economic Effect on Geography, Population, Resources, and Cultures.


Web sites.



Basic Understanding of Concepts and Processes.

Systems, Orders, and Organization.

Evidence, Models, and Explanation.

Change, Constancy, and Measurement.

Evolution and Equilibrium.

Form and Function.

Nature and History of Science.

Gathering Information.

Elements of Scientific Inquiry.

Twelve Processes of Science.

Scientific Events, Contributions, and Historical Figures.



Historical Figures.

A Time Table of World Discoveries and Developments through the Ages.

Data Collection, Interpretation, and Analysis.

Basic Principles and Fundamentals of Science.

Natural Phenomena and Events.

Energy Relationships and Transformations.

Structure and Properties of Matter.


Chemical Compounds.

Mechanical Energy.


Heat Energy.

Sound Energy.

Light Energy.

Magnetic Energy.

Electrical Energy.

Chemical Energy.

Nuclear Energy.

Diversity and Characteristics of Living Organisms.

Darwin’s Laws.

Organization of Living Things.

Parts of a Cell—Animal and Plant.

Structure and Function of Plants and Animals.

Changes in Dominant Organisms.

The Earth.

Kepler’s Laws (Planetary Motion).

The Earth within the Universe.

Earth’s Moon.

The History of the Earth.

Geologic Time Scale of Phanerozoic Eon.

Structure of the Earth.

The Earth’s Plates.

Processes of the Earth Systems.

Life Cycle.

Heat Cycle.

Food Chain Cycle.

Weather/Climate Cycle.

Water (Hydrologic) Cycle.

Oxygen Cycle.

Phosphorus (Rock) Cycle.

Science, Technology, and Social Perspective.

Environment and Human Affairs.

Health Issues and Medical Advances.

Health Awareness.

Medical Advances.

Social, Political, Ethical, and Economic Issues.

Societal Demands and Technology Issues.




Practice Exam 1.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Answer Key.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Answer Explanations.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Practice Exam 2.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Answer Key.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Answer Explanations.

Language Arts.


Social Sciences.


Final Thoughts and Tips.



Testing Time.

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