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MASTERING THE TAKS GRADE 5 IN READING

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If your fifth-graders do not meet the standards on the TAKS Grade 5 in Reading, they may not be eligible for promotion. Mastering the TAKS Grade 5 in Reading has what your students need: the best reading selections, the best practice questions, and most importantly, the best explanations available to help your students succeed on the TAKS Grade 5 in Reading.

Written by nationally-recognized experts in the field of testing, this student-friendly book helps students apply new skills and strategies to their reading. Instructional strategies and practice questions are completely aligned to the TEKS. Each reading selection is from award-winning children's literature found in such publications as Highlights for Children and Cricket Magazine. These culturally diverse readings are selected for their high interest and grade level. They are similar to what students and teachers can expect to find on the actual TAKS Grade 5 in Reading.

Unit 1: Introduction. This unit provides a solid foundation by reviewing the key reading strategies of good readers, based on the classic Mosaic of Thought by Ellen Keene and Susan Zimmerman. This is followed by two short chapters identifying the basic features of literary and informational texts.

Unit 2: Preparing for the TAKS. This unit begins with a diagnostic pretest, exposing fifth-grade students to the types of selections and the kind of multiple-choice questions they will face on the actual TAKS Grade 5 in Reading. The pretest is followed by a series of chapters organized around the different types of questions found on the test. Students review every question type, including vocabulary questions, questions on the basic understanding of a text, questions on story elements, and questions on paired selections. Each chapter follows a similar pattern of organization. Students are presented with an engaging reading selection. Then they are introduced to a cluster of related question types. They learn a step-by-step, metacognitive approach for answering each type of question. Finally, they read a second selection and practice answering TAKS-style questions about it.

Unit 3: A Practice Test in Reading. This unit contains a complete practice test with questions distributed in accordance to the TEA Blueprint. Every question on both the pretest and the final practice test in Mastering the TAKS Grade 5 in Reading is identified by its TAKS Objective and student expectation. This allows teachers to pinpoint student weaknesses for further review.


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