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NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test Secrets Study Guide: NYSTCE Exam Review for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test Secrets Study Guide: NYSTCE Exam Review for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

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  • ISBN-13: 9781610723527
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2013
  • Pages: 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.25 x 0.5 inches

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Overview

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Get the test prep help you need to be successful on the NYSTCE English Language Arts test. The NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the NYSTCE English Language Arts Test. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the NYSTCE English Language Arts Test as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer. NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test Secrets Study Guide includes:
  • A thorough overview of the NYSTCE English Language Arts (003) Test
  • An analysis of reading literature
  • A guide to reading informational texts
  • An in-depth look at writing
  • A full study of researching to build and present knowledge
  • An examination of speaking and listening
  • A breakdown of language
  • An extensive review of the pedagogical content knowledge
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations
It's filled with the critical information you'll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam. The Reading Literature section covers:
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Drama
  • Novels
  • Thematic development
  • Figurative language
  • Making predictions
  • Literary examples of personification
The Reading Informational Texts section covers:
  • Making inferences about informational text
  • Text features in informational texts
  • Use of rhetoric
  • Logical fallacies
  • Author s argument in argumentative writing
The Writing section covers:
  • Informative/explanatory vs. argumentative writing
  • Letters
  • Paragraph
  • Transitions
The Researching to Build and Present Knowledge section covers:
  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Literature review
  • Citing sources
  • Incorporating outside sources
The Speaking and Listening section covers:
  • Evaluating information sources in various media forms
  • Persuasive media
  • Educational benefits of digital media
  • Whole-class learning circles
  • Teaching strategies to encourage discussion
The Language section covers:
  • Dialect
  • Compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
  • Drawbacks to wordprocessing spell checkers
  • Context clues to help determine meanings of words
  • Figures of speech
The Pedagogical Content Knowledge section covers:
  • SSBI classroom teaching approach
  • Research findings about vocabulary instruction
  • Informative/explanatory writing
  • Observation
  • Research-based assessment techniques
These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the NYSTCE English Language Arts Test. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

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