Ready to Use Writing Proficiency Lessons Activities

Author: Carol H. Behrman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780130420121
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume of Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing the curriculum standards and competencies at the fourth-grade level. Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities are also available from the publisher at the Eighth Grade Level and the Tenth Grade Level. Included are a variety of easy-to-use, reproducible activity sheets at the Fourth Grade Level are printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying. The activities are organized into 10 sections. Following is just a sample of the activities you?ll find in Sections 1-5: CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD: synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, action verbs, main verbs and helping verbs, adjectives, words often confused, sensory words, similes, and metaphors MAKING MECHANICS AND USAGE WORK FOR YOU: capitalization, abbreviations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, end marks, commas, punctuation of titles, irregular plurals, and spelling WRITING SENTENCES: subjects and predicates, simple and compound sentences, complex sentences, combining sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and sentence types WRITING PARAGRAPHS: writing a topic sentence, writing a concluding sentence, developing the topic, using tense consistently, using transitional words, and staying on the topic ESSAY-WRITING TECHNIQUES: brainstorming, clustering, outlining; stating the topic; writing an introductory paragraphs with a question, with a surprising statement, or with an anecdote; developing the topic by using examples; avoiding unrelated details; writing a concluding paragraph The activities in Section 6-10 take the students through the steps in the writing process to develop from eight to ten writing samples on various age-appropriate topics in each of the following genres required on state tests: WRITING INFORMATIVE ESSAYS WRITING PERSUASIVE ESSAYS WRITING NARRATIVE/DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS WRITING LETTERS WRITING STORIES Each section is followed by sample test items focusing on the concepts and skills covered in the section plus answer keys and scoring guides with student writing samples. These practice tests will help students prepare for the types of questions they will be asked on the actual test. All three grade level volumes ? Fourth Grade, Eight Grade, and Tenth Grade ? provide a wealth of useful and practical lessons to help students master the basic language skills and prepare to demonstrate their knowledge of effective writing at a particular level.

Ready to Use Reading Proficiency Lessons and Activities

Author: Gary Robert Muschla
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787965877
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume of Ready-to-Use Reading Proficiency Lessons & Activities gives classroom teachers and reading specialists a dynamic and progressive way to meet curriculum standards and competencies at the tenth-grade level. It provides stimulating and effective ways to help students master basic reading and language content, and prepare to demonstrate their knowledge at the appropriate level.

The Writing Teacher s Book of Lists

Author: Gary Robert Muschla
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787970802
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the second edition of the unique information source and timesaver for English and language arts teachers. The Writing Teacher’s Book of Lists with Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets includes 90 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students. In addition, the book includes innovative activities and reproducible black line masters that help students to improve their writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary. For quick access and easy use, all of these lists and activities are organized into seven sections and individually printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction. This handy resource is filled with helpful lists, activities, teaching suggestions, and reproducible worksheets.

Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium PROMS 2014 Conference Proceedings

Author: Quan Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662474905
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book collects and organizes the original studies presented at PROMS 2014 conference on theories and applications of Rasch model. It provides useful examples of the Rasch model used to address practical measurement problems across a range of different disciplines including: Item Response Theory (IRT), philosophy of measurement, dimensionality, the role of fit statistics and residuals, application, educational application, language testing, health related research, business and industrial application and Rasch-based computer software. PROMS 2014 (Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium) was held August 2 – 6, 2014 in Guangzhou, China. The goal of this conference is to bring together the researchers from academia, universities, hospitals, industry, management sector as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of Rasch Model.

Current Issues in Reading Writing and Visual Literacy

Author: Christina Gitsaki
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443885592
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume brings together a collection of papers presented at the 2014 World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), held in Brisbane, Australia, and represents current research and practice from across the globe related to reading, writing and visual literacy. Given that globalisation has resulted in an increase in the pursuit of second language (often English) literacy for those who want to enhance their access to better education and employment options, the development of literacy skills cannot be left to chance. This book explores current efforts to tease out the variables involved in the development of literacies, and will inform educators and teacher trainers of ways to improve classroom pedagogies and increase learner literacy competencies. The volume will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers wishing to enhance their understanding of current and emerging perspectives in the development of literacies. It will also be of interest to language teachers and language policy makers as the papers address current issues in language education.

Tests in Print II

Author: Buros Institute
Publisher: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). Designed to complement the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, Tests in Print fills a pressing need for a comprehensive bibliography of all commercially available English language tests in print. Although these volumes are useful in and of themselves, their maximum usefulness requires the availability and use of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks. Although information on available tests and specific test bibliographies is valuable, the greatest service which Tests in Print can perform is to encourage test users to choose tests more wisely by consulting the MMY test reviews, test reviews from journals, and the professional literature on the construction, use, and validity of the tests being considered. Tests in Print II contains invaluable reference work for all test users lists: 2,467 tests published as separates which were in print as of early 1974 16,574 references through 1971 on specific tests a cumulative name index for each test with references a reprinting of the 1974 APA-AERA-NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests a directly of 493 test publishers with complete listings of their tests a title index which includes both in-print and out-of-print tests an analytical author index a scanning index for quickly locating tests designed for a particular population.

International Education and Foreign Languages

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309104947
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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International Education and Foreign Languages reviews the Department of Education’s Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs, which provide higher education funding for international education and foreign language programs. This book offers a timely look at issues that are increasingly important in an interconnected world. It discusses the effect of the nation’s lack of expertise in foreign languages and cultural knowledge on national security and global competitiveness and it describes the challenges faced by the U.S. educational system and the federal government in trying to address those needs. The book also examines the federal government’s recent proposal to create a new National Security Language Initiative, the role of the Department of Education, and current efforts to hold higher education programs accountable. This book provides information and recommendations that can help universities, educators, and policy makers establish a system of foreign language and international education that is ready to respond to new and unanticipated challenges around the world.