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Praxis Elementary Education For Dummies with Online Practice

ISBN: 978-1-119-18786-8
432 pages
August 2016
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Increase your chances of scoring higher on the Praxis II Elementary Education test

Contrary to popular belief, the Praxis II Elementary Education test isn't a measure of academic performance, which is why many test-takers who achieve perfect grades in college don't always pass it. Studying such a broad range of topics and enduring such a long testing processing can be challenging, so what's the best way to prepare for it? Turn to Praxis II Elementary Education For Dummies with Online Practice! It offers easy-to-follow subject reviews, test-taking strategies and advice for multiple choice and essay questions, sample practice questions, two full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations, and more.

If you're one of the more than 600,000 aspiring teachers who take this test each year, this hands-on, friendly test prep guide gets you up to speed on everything you need to know to pass the Praxis II Elementary Education text with flying colors. This helpful guide covers Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, Music, and Physical Education. It leaves no stone unturned by offering tips on registering for the exam, as well as a detailed overview of the test and how it's administered.

  • Practice with hundreds of authentic Praxis II questions
  • Hone the skills needed to ace the exam and start your career as a licensed teacher
  • Boost your confidence and do your best on test day
  • Get one year of online access to five Praxis II exams to sharpen your test-taking skills

If you're a future educator gearing up to take the Praxis II Elementary Education test, this is your ultimate guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting the Ball Rolling 5

CHAPTER 1: The Praxis Elementary Education: CIA Test (5017) 7

CHAPTER 2: The Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Test (5018) 31

CHAPTER 3: Getting Ready for Test Day 51

Part 2: Subject Area Content Knowledge 59

CHAPTER 4: Reading and Language Arts Subject Content 61

CHAPTER 5: Mathematics Content Knowledge 91

CHAPTER 6: Concepts of Science 117

CHAPTER 7: Studying Social Studies Content Facts 137

CHAPTER 8: Art, Music, and Physical Education Content 151

Part 3: The Principles of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 167

CHAPTER 9: A General Overview of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 169

CHAPTER 10: Reading and Language Arts Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 201

CHAPTER 11: Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 221

CHAPTER 12: Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 251

CHAPTER 13: Social Studies Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 259

CHAPTER 14: Art, Music, and Physical Education Curricula, Instruction, and Assessment 271

Part 4: Praxis Elementary Education Practice Tests 279

CHAPTER 15: Practice Test: Praxis Elementary Education - 5017 281

CHAPTER 16: Answers and Explanations for 5017 Practice Test 309

CHAPTER 17: Practice Test: Praxis Elementary Education - 5018 329

CHAPTER 18: Answers and Explanations for 5018 Practice Test 357

Part 5: The Part of Tens 379

CHAPTER 19: Ten Common Misconceptions Concerning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 381

CHAPTER 20: Ten Major Areas of Confusion in Math 387

Index 391

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Author Information

Carla C. Kirkland, founder and CEO of the Kirkland Group, an educational consulting firm, has helped educators prepare their students for standardized tests for more than 20 years. Chan Cleveland, executive vice president of the Kirkland Group, is an English educator who has developed language arts resources for multiple school districts.

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