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Strategies for Test Taking Success: Reading / Edition 1

Strategies for Test Taking Success: Reading / Edition 1

by Christy M. NewmanChristy M. Newman


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Strategies for Test Taking Success: Reading will be sold as a 'reteach and reassess" book to help students who need more practice and assessment by focusing on specific target skills. It may also serve as a reading test-preparation book for students who are new to taking reading tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413009248
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Christy Newman, an Ed.D. in administration and supervision, has taught fourth grade, high school English and adult ESL. She was the Teacher Edition writer/manager for Visions A, B and C. She also wrote the Staff Development Handbook for Visions. For McGraw Hill, she authored Taking Off Pre-Book 1 for adult English Language Learners. For New Readers Press, she authored the LifePrints series and the Voyager 1 student book, workbook and teacher notes.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction. Take a Reading Pretest. Strategize for the Test. Make a long-term Study Plan. Learn about different types of test question formats and general test-taking strategies. CHAPTER 2 Build Comprehension Skills. Understand the main idea and supporting details. Recognize sequence and chronology. Compare and contrast. Use graphic aids. Take a Review Test. CHAPTER 3 Build Higher-Order Skills. Understand cause and effect. Make inferences. Distinguish fact from opinion. Summarize and paraphrase. Take a Review Test. CHAPTER 4 Build Literary Skills. Recognize figurative language. Interpret characterization and recognize point of view. Recognize setting, plot, and problem resolution. Recognize mood, foreshadowing, flashback, and imagery. Identify theme and author's purpose. Take a Review Test. CHAPTER 5 Build Vocabulary Skills. Make analogies. Figure out words in context. Compound words and roots, prefixes and suffixes. Distinguish denotative and connotative meaning and recognize synonyms and antonyms. Identify multiple-meaning words and words often confused. Use content vocabulary: science, social studies, math, and technology. Take a Review Test. CHAPTER 6 Put It All Together. Learn to read a passage fast and carefully. Two Cumulative Reading Tests. CHAPTER 7 Get the best score. Make a Test-Week Plan. Reduce test stress.
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS GLOSSARY of skills terms (with translations into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Thai, Vietnamese) INDEX

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