Better Test-Taking Skills in 5 Minutes a Day: Fun Activities to Boost Test Scores for Kids and Parents

Better Test-Taking Skills in 5 Minutes a Day: Fun Activities to Boost Test Scores for Kids and Parents

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Better Test-Taking Skills in 5 Minutes a Day: Fun Activities to Boost Test Scores for Kids and Parents by Mark Pennington

Parents today don't have as much time as they'd like to help their kids with studying and homework. With Prima's 5 Minutes a Day series, even parents with limited time can give their children bite-size, on-the-run learning tips and tricks. In Better Test-Taking Skills in 5 Minutes a Day, you will find teaching strategies and learning activities that will help your child master test-taking in the car, at the dinner table, or anywhere else. Using everything from rhyme to rap, this friendly and interactive book provides fun, catchy ways to learn better test-taking skills for life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761524298
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/10/2001
Series: Five Minutes a Day Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mark Pennington is a former middle and high school teacher who currently serves as a district elementary reading specialist, where he develops curriculum and assessments as well as teaches reading workshops. The author of Better Spelling in 5 Minutes a Day and Better Test-Taking Skills in 5 Minutes a Day he lives with his family in El Dorado Hills, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Preparing for Classroom Tests: The Foolproof Study Plan
Hear What Will Be on the Test
Get Organized to Learn
Make the Teacher an Ally
Cram Constructively

2. Memory Tricks: How to Not Forget
Will the Real ROY G. BIV Please Stand Up?
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Connecting to the Familiar

3. Taking Classroom Tests: Getting the Extra Edge
You Mean There Are Rules to This Game?
Beat the Clock
Get More Answers Correct
The Process of Elimination
Mark the Best Answers

4. Test Question Types: How to Know Them and Beat Them
Multiple-Choice Monsters
Matching Maniacs
True-False Troublemakers
Fill-in-the-Blank Foes
Essay Enemies

5. Is Teaching to the Standardized Test All That Bad?
Vocabulary Victories
Reading Comprehension Rescues
Learning Language Mechanics
Shedding Light on Language Expression
Super Spelling Strategies
Math Computation Miracles
Math Problem-Solving Marvels

Appendix A: Greek and Latinates
Appendix B: Homophones
Appendix C: Irregular Verbs
Appendix D: What Every Parent Should Know About Standardized Tests

Answers
Index

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