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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
 

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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

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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.

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Reading teacher Schneider suggests simple strategies parents and teachers can use to help elementary and middle school students score well on standardized reading tests.
Kathy Schwartz
I love the specific ideas and suggestions [Schneider gives] to parents and teachers. The Pinpoint Reading Program is totally non-threatening and very easy to implement.
Steven Schulner
Mr. Schneider's book emphasized the partnership between teachers and parents in helping students to become literate young adults. He speaks of learning, not only to prepare students for standardized tests, but to make students lifelong learners, appreciative of recognizing good written work in others and producing it on their own.

The main content of the book provides the reader with an overview of the skills that need to be mastered in a total literacy program. The contents of each chapter provide a wealth of direction to both teachers and parents with activities that will add to a student's literacy competence.
Bravo on a well written book!

Richard Bollinger
A parent-friendly guide filled with expert ideas, suggestions, and activities for improving your child's reading abilities and maximizing their scores on standardized reading tests.
Debra Katz
As an early childhood education director, I have seen over the years a greater emphasis placed on assessments and weightier attention being given to the core curriculum and standards for the three- and four-year-old groups. Having a book like Mr. Schneider's would offer parents, even of very young children, appealing and pleasurable techniques to help their own children learn to become better readers, communicators, and writers.

His Tool Box ideas and hands-on, creative, and stimulating activities in each of these areas are inspirational. I can't wait to offer some of his suggestions to the parents at my schools. His usage of anecdotal stories and personal quotes from people that meant so much to him give this book an enlightened edge to a topic that…[is] clearly essential in helping parents and teachers navigate today's educational demands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578864133
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Schneider has been a licensed teacher of literacy in New York serving many schools throughout his career. His teaching experience spans graduate level philosophy of education, content area courses, and children's literature in local area colleges at Manhattanville College and for Long Island University. Currently, he teaches writing, reading and children's literature to undergraduate students at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York.

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