How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing

How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing

by Steven Schneider
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578864127

ISBN-13: 9781578864126

Pub. Date: 06/02/2006

Publisher: R&L Education

Steven Schneider's newly revised second edition of How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing highlights the most recent literacy initiatives in America since the federal act of No Child Left Behind. His book has been redesigned to further help teachers and parents navigate through the maze of newly developed state

Overview

Steven Schneider's newly revised second edition of How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing highlights the most recent literacy initiatives in America since the federal act of No Child Left Behind. His book has been redesigned to further help teachers and parents navigate through the maze of newly developed state standardized testing in reading and writing, so students may be able to achieve greater success. By using the proactive methods shown in this book and by following easily understood step-by-step instructions, parents and teachers can begin to help their children take the first steps down the road to literacy and to understanding the Common Core language arts subjects.

This book features time-tested activities, suggestions, and a plethora of practical advice to assist teachers and parents in raising children's scores on standardized state reading tests. By utilizing the highly prescriptive “Pinpoint Reading Program,” newly revised in this second edition, parents and teachers will gain new insights into the format, style, and objectives of these tests and how they can assist children to score higher. Most importantly, this book instills the confidence that children need to achieve the success that they rightfully deserve and for which their parents and teachers have come to expect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578864126
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Road To Literacy
1.What Are Standardized Tests?
2.Understanding The New Standards
3.Parents Can Make The Difference
4.What To Expect Students Will Encounter on a Standardized Test
5.Taking Another Look
6.The Flip Side of Testing
7.A Quiet Place
8.Pinpoint Reading Overview: Review-Read-Reinforce-Retell
9.The Art of Questioning
10.Pairing and Sharing
11.Note Taking
12.Probing
13.Phonics
14.The Strategic Reader
15.Writing
16.Writing With the New Common Core Standards in Mind
17.Keeping It Positive
18.The Night Before
19.Getting The Results
20.Pinpoint Reading Bibliography
21.E-Books
22.Making Literature Come Alive
23.A Troubleshooting Guide
24.Toolbox: The Top Twelve Skills
25.Useful Websites
26.Final Thoughts
Appendix A: Graphic Organizers, Templates, Forms
Appendix B: Lesson Plans for Short Story: “The Coat My Father Wore”
References

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