Beating Them All Thirty Days To A Magic Score On Any Elementary Literacy Instruction Exam For Teacher Certification

Author: Chris Nicholas Boosalis
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205394722
Size: 35.43 MB
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"Beating them All!" is a universal preparation manual that will assist test-takers across the country in beating any elementary reading instruction exam (National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES) exam). The strategies and methods presented in this text are research-based and will allow candidates the best opportunity to pass on their first attempt. Features: Universal, Comprehensive Preparation. The areas include "case studies, short answers, " and "multiple-choice questions." It will be an invaluable resource for students who want and need to pass NES exams. Sound Preparation Methods. The preparation methods in this manual have been field tested, refined, and re-tested with groups of real students facing these exams. It includes repeatable attack-plans on time management. Effective Strategies. All of the defined strategies in "Beating them All!" have been field tested and refined to ensure effectiveness and ease in acquisition/application. Valid Content. The core reading-instruction content that is assessed on the RICA, and the other NES exams, has been identified and validated through separate explorations. Because NES exams share so much of this core content, it is essential for all candidates to know the material in "Beating them All!" in advance of taking any test. ""The strengths of this text are in the area of analysis of various reading and writing components and test issues, which are seamlessly and brilliantly presented in a cogent and compelling manner. Use of advanced organizers makes a complex and often intimidating discipline approachable and comprehendible."" Professor Carol Wareing, "Merrimack College" Author Bio: Dr. Chris Nicholas Boosalis received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 1998. He is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at California State University, Stanislaus where he teaches reading-instruction methods to elementary and secondary credential candidates.

El Cine Documental

Author: Stasie C. Harrington
Publisher: Focus
ISBN: 9781585108251
Size: 57.74 MB
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El cine documental is an innovative intermediate/advanced textbook that provides students with the tools needed to communicate accurately and appropriately in Spanish. Learning is centered on cultural themes related to thought-provoking documentaries from around the Spanish-speaking world. Through the culturally rich and linguistically authentic medium of documentary film, El cine documental provides the experience of listening to many varieties of authentic speech in context, and stimulates conversation and critical thinking by immersing students in the target cultures. Organized to provide scaffolding for students as they develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, each chapter includes five sections: Ver, Leer, Escuchar, Escribir, and Expandir. Features: Authentic, engaging, culturally rich materials that develop students translingual and transcultural competence and prepare them for participation in a global society. Authentic input related to each chapter theme is provided in the form of: a documentary film depicting contemporary and historical topics from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Themes include the environment; sports; globalization; poverty, hopes, and dreams; immigration; human rights; war and peace; and feminism. a reading from a variety of genres: blog posts, newspaper articles, poetry, and short stories. video interviews that students conduct with native Spanish speakers from the local community and a contemporary song related to the chapter theme. Pre-, during, and post-viewing/reading/listening activities that guide and scaffold students interaction with multimedia input (films, readings, and songs) and develop their language skills. All activities are contextualized, meaningful, and directly related to the chapter themes. End-of-chapter, learner-driven activities that require students to demonstrate their ability to integrate and put into practice their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge and understanding via oral presentations, debates, and a process-oriented writing assignment with a real-world purpose and audience. An electronic workbook with detailed grammatical explanations for each grammar topic (four per chapter) and auto-correcting practice activities that provide additional vocabulary exposure. The Documentary Films: America Latina y el Caribe: Riqueza viva Rumbo a las grandes ligas / Road to the Big Leagues Por que quebro McDonald s en Bolivia? / Fast Food off the Shelf La mina del diablo / The Devil s Miner Cual es el camino a casa? / Which Way Home? Nuestros desaparecidos / Our Disappeared La Sierra Nosotras, centroamericanas Films not included. To see list of sources for purchase, rental or other means of accessing the films please visit www.hackettpublishing.com."

Sonia Sotomayor L3 Spanish National Geographic Readers

Author: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1426335199
Size: 38.80 MB
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Conoce a una de las personas más reconocidas en Norteamérica hoy en día con esta biografía de la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Sonia Sotomayor.