Roadmap to 4th Grade English Language Arts: New York Edition

Roadmap to 4th Grade English Language Arts: New York Edition

by Diane Perullo

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Overview

Roadmap to 4th Grade English Language Arts: New York Edition by Diane Perullo

If Students Need to Know It, It’s in This Book
This book develops the English skills of fourth graders. It builds skills that will help them succeed in school and on the New York State test.

Why The Princeton Review?
We have more than 20 years of experience helping students master the skills needed to excel on standardized tests. Each year, we help more than 2 million students score higher and earn better grades.

We Know the New York State Testing Program
Our experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the New York State test, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible for the Grade 4 English Language Arts test. We break down the test into individual skills to familiarize students with the test’s structure, while increasing their overall skill level.

We Get Results
We know what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to improve student performance. We provide

• content review, detailed lessons, and practice exercises modeled on the skills tested by the New York State Grade 4 English Language Arts test
• proven test-taking skills and techniques, such as getting rid of wrong answer choices and outlining drafts
• 2 complete practice New York State English Language Arts tests

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375763540
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Series: State Test Preparation Guides
Edition description: 1st Edition, New York Edition
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 8.45(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The Princeton Review is the fastest growing test-preparation company in the country, with over 60 franchise offices in the nation. Each year, we help more than 2 million students prepare for college, grad school, professional licensing exams, and successful careers.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Parent/Teacher Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Student Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Progress Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Mile By Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Mile 1: Finding the Main Idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Mile 2: Finding Supporting Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Mile 3: Answering Multiple-Choice Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Map Check 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Mile 4: Answering Questions about Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Mile 5: Learning Vocabulary in Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Mile 6: Answering Short-Response Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Map Check 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mile 7: Drawing Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Mile 8: Getting Inside a Character’s Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Mile 9: Drawing Conclusions about Authors’ Choices . . . . . . . . . . .46
Map Check 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Mile 10: Figurative Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Mile 11: Elements of Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Map Check 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Mile 12: Using Charts with Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Mile 13: Using Charts with Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Mile 14: Reading Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Mile 15: Looking Closely at the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Map Check 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Mile 16: Extended Response: Organizing Your Answers . . . . . . . . . .76
Mile 17: Listening and Taking Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Mile 18: Extended Response: Writing about Listening Selections . . . .82
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Mile 19: Making Comparisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Mile 20: Extended Response: Writing about Reading Selections . . . .88
Map Check 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Introduction to the Practice Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Practice Test #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Practice Test #1 Answer Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Practice Test #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Practice Test #2 Answer Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Answer Key to Miles and Map Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Practice Test #1 Answers and Explanations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Practice Test #2 Answers and Explanations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Listening Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Cool Books for Cool Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

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