FCAT Grade 10 Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing

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This updated manual prepares tenth-grade students in Florida to excel on the state-administered reading and writing test. An overview of the reading test is followed by a pretest, test-taking advice, and an explanation of each of the state standards evaluated on the test. Exercises focus on vocabulary, reading comprehension, knowledge of literary elements, and the research process. Two complete FCAT practice tests in reading comprehension are presented with answer explanations. The study unit that follows ...
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Overview


This updated manual prepares tenth-grade students in Florida to excel on the state-administered reading and writing test. An overview of the reading test is followed by a pretest, test-taking advice, and an explanation of each of the state standards evaluated on the test. Exercises focus on vocabulary, reading comprehension, knowledge of literary elements, and the research process. Two complete FCAT practice tests in reading comprehension are presented with answer explanations. The study unit that follows presents instruction on the elements of essay writing and includes sample essays. The book's concluding section offers guidance for teachers and parents in helping to prepare students for both the reading and writing sections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764141997
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: STUDY AIDS
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 781,344
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Preface

UNIT ONE--FCAT READING

  • Chapter 1. Before You Begin

FCAT Facts
Test-taking Tips

Stone-cold
Pretest

Questions Query

  • Chapter 2. The Forgotten First Read

Why Read?
Examples and Practice

Interacting with the Text

  • Chapter 3. Practicing with the

Category 1: Vocabulary

Category 2: Reading Application

Category 3: Literary Analysis: Fiction

and Nonfiction

  • Chapter 4. Practice Makes Perfect: Two Sample Exams

Practice FCAT Reading Test #1

Practice FCAT Reading Test #2

Answers to Practice Test #1

Answers to Practice Test #2

UNIT TWO--FCAT WRITING

  • Chapter 5. What You Need to Know

Another Timed Test?

Rubrics to Remember

Two Types of Writing

  • Chapter 6. The Writing Process

Reading the Prompt--Get the Organization

T'n'T!

Support

Planning

Conventions

Focus

Proofreading

Category 4: Informational Text/Research Process

  • Chapter 7. Taking It Higher

Lead In; Lead Out

Vocabulary

Transitions

Tone (of Voice)

Use of Humor

Color It In

Change It Up!

  • Chapter 8. Some Sample Essays

Persuasive Essay Samples

Expository Essay Samples

  • Chapter 9. Practice Prompts

Persuasive Prompts

Expository Prompts

UNIT THREE--FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • Chapter 10. FCAT Reading

Reading Tips for Teachers

Reading Tips for Parents

  • Chapter 11. FCAT Writing

Writing Tips for Teachers

Writing Tips for Parents

  • Appendix / FCAT Writing: Formal and Informal Rubrics

FCAT Writing Formal Rubric

FCAT Writing Informal Rubric

  • Index
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