What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests

(From Someone Who Has Written Them)

Tests require a special kind of savvy, a kind of critical thinking and knowledge application that is not always a part of classroom reading experiences. Who better to teach you how to prepare your students for reading tests than someone who has written them? Charles Fuhrken has spent years working with several major testing companies and contributing to the reading assessments of various testing programs. What he's learned about testing can help teachers who are interested in teaching effective reading strategies as well as preparing students for reading tests.

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Tests require a special kind of savvy, a kind of critical thinking and knowledge application that is not always a part of classroom reading experiences. Who better to teach you how to prepare your students for reading tests than someone who has written them? Charles Fuhrken has spent years working with several major testing companies and contributing to the reading assessments of various testing programs. What he's learned about testing can help teachers who are interested in teaching effecti...read more

About the Author(s)

Growing up in a small town in Texas, Charles knew early on that he wanted a career in education. When his parents bought him a monstrous chalkboard one year, he officially opened a school in his bedroom. His regular students were the three Linebarger girls who lived next door.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
SECTION 1: Building Understandings About Tests
Chapter 1: Helping Students Build a Test Vocabulary
Chapter 2: Helping Students Become Test Savvy
SECTION 2: Exploring Strategies for Reading Tests
Chapter 3: Vocabulary Development
Chapter 4: Important Ideas
Chapter 5: Literary Elements
Chapter 6: Literary Techniques
Chapter 7: Interpretations
Chapter 8: Text Matters
SECTION 3: Putting Strategies to Work
SECTION 4: Demonstrating Understandings with Reading Activities
Conclusion
Appendix
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-9
Media: 248 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2011
Item No: 0885Item No: 0945Item No: B885
ISBN: 978-157110-885-2ISBN: 978-157110-945-3ISBN: 978-15711B-885-2

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