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

To meet the goals of No Child Left Behind, standardized testing is preeminent as the sole indicator determining whether states all across America demonstrate adequate yearly progress of student achievement in literacy education. This book will help teachers and parents raise children's scores on standardized reading tests. Using nontechnical language, Steven

Overview

To meet the goals of No Child Left Behind, standardized testing is preeminent as the sole indicator determining whether states all across America demonstrate adequate yearly progress of student achievement in literacy education. This book will help teachers and parents raise children's scores on standardized reading tests. Using nontechnical language, Steven Schneider shows how parents and teachers can assist children by extending and reinforcing education at home while utilizing a 20-minute literacy workout called Pinpoint Reading. This program features a handy guide with student-friendly activities and strategies for teachers and parents of elementary and middle school children. How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores features: · Suggestions on how to set up a quiet study area · A review of the Pinpoint Reading Program that outlines specific steps and procedures · Probing Strategies · Note-taking skills · A review of critical comprehension skills, metacognitive strategies, and phonics procedures · Effective study skills strategies Parents and teachers-working in a symbiotic relationship-can help children become lifelong readers and learners.

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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