Test Talk

Integrating Test Preparation into Reading Workshop

Under No Child Left Behind, nearly every teacher faces a high-stakes balancing act; managing the often incompatible responsibilities of teaching students meaningfully or preparing them for standardized tests. Through their experiences teaching at a school that struggled to meet state test standards driven by NCLB, authors Amy Greene and Glennon Melton discovered a way to raise scores without compromising their strong beliefs about good teaching and learning. In Test Talk, Amy and Glennon share their story and their proven approach.

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Under No Child Left Behind, nearly every teacher faces a high-stakes balancing act; managing the often incompatible responsibilities of teaching students meaningfully or preparing them for standardized tests. Through their experiences teaching at a school that struggled to meet state test standards driven by NCLB, authors Amy Greene and Glennon Melton discovered a way to raise scores without compromising their strong beliefs about good teaching and learning. In Test Talk, Amy and Gle...read more

About the Author(s)

Amy Greene has been an educator for almost twenty years. She has been a classroom teacher, Title I reading teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, staff developer, course instructor, and literacy consultant.

The daughter of lifelong educators, Glennon learned the value of a life dedicated to children from her parents. After graduating from James Madison University, Glennon spent six years learning the art of teaching from the gifted staff and students at Annandale Terrace Elementary in Fairfax County, Va.

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Contents
Foreword by Franki Sibberson
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Beyond Hope and Honeybuns: Changing Our Approach to Test Preparation
Chapter 2: More Than Meets the Eye: Developing Strategies That Help Readers Become Test Takers
Chapter 3: What's It All About? Finding the Main Idea
Chapter 4: Motives in Messages: Identifying Author's Intent
Chapter 5: Breaking the Code: Studying Words
Chapter 6: Teaching the Art and Science of Poetry: Fostering Poets
Chapter 7: Reading Between the Lines: Inferring to Build Meaning
Conclusion: Embracing the Testing Challenge
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2007
Item No: 0461Item No: 0827Item No: B461
ISBN: 978-157110-461-8ISBN: 978-157110-827-2ISBN: 978-15711B-461-8

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Amy H. Greene and Glennon Doyle Melton

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