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Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II: English Subject Areas
The Praxis II English Subject Area Assessment tests are designed to assess whether an examinee has the broad base of knowledge and competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher in a variety of school settings. The various exams, some multiple-choice questions and some essay format, cover reading and understanding text, language and linguistics, and composition and rhetoric.
CliffsNotes Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments includes question-type reviews, subject reviews, and six model practice tests for each of the Praxis II English tests that a variety of would-be English teachers need to pass to be certified.
- Includes subject reviews of all test topics
- 6 practice tests, one for each Praxis II English test
- Proven strategies from the experts at CliffsNotes
If you're an aspiring teacher looking to take the Praxis II English test, CliffsNotes is your ticket to scoring high at exam time.
Test prep for the Praxis English Subject Assessments, now aligned to Common Core
The Praxis English Subject Assessment tests, now aligned to Common Core, assess a person's competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher. The exams are administered year round. Primary Praxis II English assessements covered in the book include: English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038) - High School English Teacher Certification; participating states: AK, AL CO, DE, HI, ID, KS, ME, MS, MT, NV, NJ, NC, ND, PA, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, plus D.C., Guam, and the Virgin Islands Middle School English Language Arts (5047) - Middle School English Teacher Certification; participating states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, ID, IA, KS, ME, MD, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY, plus D.C. The book includes subject review chapters and a model practice test for every Praxis English assessment covered in the book.
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- Covers early childhood, grades K-6, grades 5-9, and grades 7-12
- Each teset area includes a self-assessment test, subject reviews, and two practice tests, for a total of twelve tests in this test-prep guide
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Test prep for the Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments, including subject reviews and assessment practice tests
About the Author
DIANE E. Kern, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island and a member of the School of Education's ad hoc committee on licensure tests.
Table of Contents
PART I: DIAGNOSTIC PREVIEW TESTS
Chapter 1: PLT Early Childhood Preview Test 9
Chapter 2: PLT Grades K–6 Preview Test 25
Chapter 3: PLT Grades 5–9 Preview Test 39
Chapter 4: PLT Grades 7–12 Preview Test 53
PART II: PREPARING FOR THE FORMAT OF THE PLT
Chapter 5: Multiple-Choice Questions 67
Chapter 6: Constructed-Response Questions 77
PART III: PREPARING FOR THE CONTENT OF THE PLT
Chapter 7: Students as Learners 91
Chapter 8: Instructional Process 113
Chapter 9: Assessment Strategies 139
Chapter 10: Professional Development, Leadership, and Community 143
PART IV: FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS
Chapter 11: PLT Early Childhood Practice Test 163
Chapter 12: PLT Grades K–6 Practice Test 193
Chapter 13: PLT Grades 5–9 Practice Test 221
Chapter 14: PLT Grades 7–12 Practice Test 249