CliffsNotes GRE General Test with CD ROM

CliffsNotes GRE General Test with CD ROM Author BTPS Testing
ISBN-10 9780544181823
Release 2012-09-12
Pages 432
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About the Book: Introduction Structure of the GRE General Test format and scoring Proven strategies for answering multiple-choice questions Hints for tackling the essay questions Tips for reducing test-taking anxiety FAQs Part I: Diagnostic Test Part II: Review of Exam Areas Analytical writing assessment Verbal reasoning Quantitative reasoning Part III: Basic Math Review Math skills review Part IV: Full-Length Practice Test A full-length practice test with answers and complete explanations BTPS Testing runs GRE test-prep classes for the California State University system. Their instructors know the ins and outs of the test and how to present review information in a way that test-takers can understand. Proven test-taking strategies Diagnostic test that pinpoints your strengths and weaknesses Focused reviews of all subject areas Full-length practice test that mirrors the actual test CD includes the book's test and subject reviews + 3 bonus tests Requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher



CliffsNotes SAT

CliffsNotes SAT Author BTPS Testing
ISBN-10 9780544183773
Release 2012-03-19
Pages 554
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Ace the SAT—with the expert guidance of CliffsNotes Four full-length practice tests Learning modules in the review sections help readers with different cognitive learning styles Strategies to reduce test-taking anxiety



CliffsNotes RICA 2nd Edition

CliffsNotes RICA 2nd Edition Author Beth Andersen-Perak
ISBN-10 9780544183667
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 312
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Get subject reviews by domain, analyses of question types, a vocabulary list, and two full-length practice tests



CliffsNotes CSET Multiple Subjects with CD ROM 3rd Edition

CliffsNotes CSET  Multiple Subjects with CD ROM  3rd Edition Author Stephen Fisher
ISBN-10 9780544180956
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 600
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A new edition of one of the bestselling CSET products on the market Reflects the latest changes in the California CSET Multiple Subjects teacher-certification test, which is now computer-based only The book includes diagnostic tests for every domain included in the test, detailed subject review chapters, and 2 full-length practice tests with in-depth answer explanations The CD contains all of the book's subject review chapters in searchable PDF format, the book's 2 practice tests, plus a third full-length practice test



Ready for RICA

Ready for RICA Author James J Zarrillo
ISBN-10 9780134205410
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 192
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Test-taking strategies and content area reviews for successfully passing California’s Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). Thousands of students have used previous editions of James J. Zarrillo’s Ready for RICA to successfully prepare for the RICA. Now the new edition continues to provide test-taking strategies and helpful reviews of all 15 content areas and includes five significant new components: 1) Learning Outcomes in each chapter help readers focus on what they should accomplish by studying that chapter; 2) Chapter Summaries offer Test Taking Tips that re-state essential information and highlight key instructional strategies; 3) a new chapter, Ten Days to RICA, guides readers in what they should study during the last 10 days before they take the test; 4) 13 videos of the author offer insight on the most important information and instructional strategies; and 5) a new Glossary includes a dictionary of 210 reading-related words and phrases. This is the essential guide for all California Multiple Teaching Credential candidates required to take the RICA.



Unbroken

Unbroken Author Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN-10 0679603751
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 528
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks



More Than Guided Reading

More Than Guided Reading Author Cathy Mere
ISBN-10 9781571103888
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 148
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Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask. Guided reading provides opportunities to teach students the strategies they need to learn how to read increasingly challenging texts, but Cathy found that she needed to find other ways to help students gain independence. While maintaining guided reading as an important piece of their reading program, teachers need to offer students opportunities during the day to develop as readers, to learn to choose books, to find favorite genres and authors, and to talk about their reading. In More Than Guided Reading, Cathy shares her journey as she moved from focusing on guided reading as the center of her reading program to placing children at the heart of literacy learning—not only providing more time for students to discover their reading lives, but also shaping instruction to meet the needs of the diverse learners in her classroom. By changing the structure of the day, Cathy found she was better able to adjust the support she was providing students, allowing time for whole-class focus lessons, conferences, and opportunities to share ideas, as well as reading from self-selected texts using the strategies, skills, and understandings acquired in reader's workshop. The focus lesson is the centerpiece of the workshop. It is often tied to a read-aloud and connected to learning from the previous day, helping to build skills, extend thinking, and develop independence over time. This thoroughly practical text offers numerous sample lessons, questions for conferences, and ideas for revamping guided reading groups. It will help teachers tweak the mix of instructional components in their reading workshops, and provoke school-wide conversations about the place of guided reading in a complete literacy curriculum.



Struggling Readers

Struggling Readers Author Lori Jamison Rog
ISBN-10 9781551382920
Release 2014-01-17
Pages 160
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The practical strategies in this insightful book show teachers how to give struggling readers the help they really need. Struggling Readers delivers advice on teaching that targets students' needs, and offers kids opportunities to read texts that they can and want to read. It highlights explicit instruction and guided practice in comprehension. The book also, and perhaps most importantly, illustrates ways to help students build confidence in themselves as readers, writers, and thinkers.



When I was Puerto Rican

When I was Puerto Rican Author Esmeralda Santiago
ISBN-10 9780306814525
Release 2006
Pages 278
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Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.



The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1 2 Study Guide

The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1   2 Study Guide Author Elaine Israel
ISBN-10 9780874477726
Release 2006-08-08
Pages 190
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Provides full-length practice exams, sample questions and answers, and test-taking strategies.



From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780855985936
Release 2008
Pages 522
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.



Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart Author Chinua Achebe
ISBN-10 0435905252
Release 1996
Pages 148
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This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.



Ready for Revised RICA

Ready for Revised RICA Author James Zarrillo
ISBN-10 0137008686
Release 2011
Pages 163
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An inexpensive, paperbound, hands-on guide to taking the written version of the revised California Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA), this resource is a “must have” guide for teacher candidates. In it is everything needed for candidates to pass the test, including complete coverage of the 15 competencies covered in the test, a study guide with key points to remember, an informative case study, and information for working with the practice test on the RICA Website. Ready for the Revised RICA, 3e is completely up to date with the revised RICA.



The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Author Junot Diaz
ISBN-10 9780571246205
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 352
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Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Díaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.



Multiple Forms of Literacy

Multiple Forms of Literacy Author Carolyn L. Piazza
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047493013
Release 1999
Pages 244
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This book extends traditional language arts content by offering multiple communicative channels for expressing, representing, and responding to ideas.The book equips teachers with ways to maximize children's creative potential and critical literacy through activities involving “the arts” (visual arts, music, dance, drama and film including video, TV and computer technology). The author provides thorough coverage of literacy products, process strategies, procedures, and resources not typically found in language arts texts. All of the literacy tasks presented, which fit into Howard Gardner's framework of multiple intelligences, recognize children's different abilities, talents, needs, learning styles, interests, and cultural background.



Little Big

Little  Big Author John Crowley
ISBN-10 9780575129801
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 560
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Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It's filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets. Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness. Crowley's work has a special alchemy - mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD, LITTLE, BIG is eloquent, sensual, funny and unforgettable, a true Fantasy Masterwork. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, 1982.



Cliffsnotes Math Review for Standardized Tests 3rd Edition

Cliffsnotes Math Review for Standardized Tests 3rd Edition Author Btps Testing
ISBN-10 0544631021
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 448
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An intense review of the math included in the most common standardized tests for high school and college students, now aligned to Common Core CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests, 3rd Edition, reflects Common Core math changes to many of the most widely administered standardized tests, including the SAT.Math topics covered in the book mirror what test takers need to know in order to perform well on their test's math section: Arithmetic and Data AnalysisAlgebraGeometryWord ProblemsEach review section includes a diagnostic test, in-depth math review, practice problems, and a chapter-end review test.Also included in the book is a Strategies and Practice section that focuses on question types and the best strategies to answer such questions."