Get Ready! For Standardized Tests : Reading Grade 4

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July 24, 2001


Electronic book text, 216 pages


0071415343 / 9780071415347

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Main description

This follow up to the six lead titles in the Get Ready Series will help parents help their kids to develop the core skills they so desperately need to do well in their classes and to perform at grade level on standardized tests. Mathematics and reading comprehension are the two most important areas where children must learn mastery, and they are also those where students struggle most to attain competence. Especially for those students who have a weakness in a specific area, these targeted books will provide expert techniques and practice exercises to bring performance up to speed on state-mandated tests. Among the states the basic curriculum in reading and mathematics is consistent from grade to grade, and the new Get Ready titles will be filled with tips and techniques for parents who want to help optimize their children's performance in these essentials. Regular explanations will link the skills in each chapter to their relevance to standardized tests and will include practice questions of the type used on the tests.

Table of contents

Introduction. Skills Checklist. Part I: Word Meaning. Chapter 1: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonyms. Chapter 2: Multiple Meanings, Abbreviations. Chapter 3: Word Meaning from Context. Part II: Working with Words. Chapter 4: Structural Analysis. Chapter 5: Spelling. Part III: Reading and Thinking. Chapter 6: Genres. Chapter 7: Breaking It Down. Chapter 8: Reading Comprehension. Part V: Writing and Study Skills.

Author comments

Kris Callahan is currently teaching a fourth and fifth grade combination at the Christian Center School in Burlington, Massachusetts. A graduate of Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont, she has a B.A. in elementary education.

Carol Turkington, Series Editor, specializes in developmental psychology. Her articles on parenting and health have appeared in Parents, Psychology Today, and The New York Times.

Back cover copy

Ensure that your child gets the perfect start he or she deserves

The core math and reading skills acquired in the first four years of school form the foundation of all future academic success. And, like every good parent, you want to ensure that your son or daughter develops those skills in a timely fashion. The books in the Get Ready! for Standardized Tests series help you do just that.

Written by top education professionals, they arm you with proven tools and techniques for getting your child up to speed in grade-appropriate­­or better­­math and reading. Just as important, they help you to instill him or her with the confidence and test-taking know-how needed to shine in any of the standardized tests now administered nationwide.

In addition to clear explanations of what students must know to perform at or above grade level, what scores mean, and how schools use standardized tests, each grade-specific volume includes:

  • Dozens of sample problems, practice drills, and test-style exercises­­with fullyexplained solutions­­to help reinforce skills and take the anxiety out of testing
  • Tools for assessing skill levels and pinpointing problem areas
  • Creative techniques for helping kids master grade-appropriate concepts
  • Skill reviews at the end of each section for gauging progress
  • A full-length final test to measure proficiency and identify areas that need more work
  • Tips on how to create a learning-friendly environment at home

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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