How to Prepare for the MCAS-English Language Arts: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

How to Prepare for the MCAS-English Language Arts: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

by Kritie Lipka Burk

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Overview

How to Prepare for the MCAS-English Language Arts: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System by Kritie Lipka Burk

This all-new manual gives high school students in Massachusetts detailed preparation for the required examination in English Language Arts. The author presents an overview of the test, followed by detailed instruction on writing a long composition with special atten-tion to selecting a theme and organizing its details, then writing, styling, and editing. Fol-lowing chapters review reading comprehension and discuss elements in style as they per-tain to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. This manual also offers test-taking strate-gies for multiple-choice and open-response questions plus three sample tests with an-swers explained.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764125874
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2004
Series: STUDY AIDS
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 812,737
Product dimensions: 7.81(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:




Preface v


• Understanding the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment


• The Diagnostic Test


• Writing the Rough Draft for the Long Composition Exam


• Writing the Final Draft for the Long Composition


• Improving Reading Comprehension


• Identifying Literary Elements and Techniques


• Answering Open-Response Questions


• Test-Taking Strategies for Multiple-Choice Questions


• Practice Tests


Appendix: Answers to Chapter Exercises

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