What every middle school teacher needs to know about reading tests (from someone who has written them).

9781571108852

What every middle school teacher needs to know about reading tests

(from someone who has written them).

Fuhrken, Charles.

Stenhouse Publishers

2012

237 pages

$24.00

Paperback

LB1632

Fuhrken, who has worked in assessment on testing programs for

several states and on program transitions for Texas and the Common Core,

helps middle school teachers prepare students for reading tests. He

explains how reading tests are made, how standards are interpreted and

assessed, and how students can apply their knowledge of reading to the

items that appear on tests, and details how to help students build a

test vocabulary, become test savvy, and learn and apply (through

activities) strategies for vocabulary development, important ideas,

literary elements and techniques, interpretations, and text matters.

Included is a section with passages similar to those on assessments,

with questions and tips for thinking through them.

([c]2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)