Get Ready! for Standardized Tests: Reading Grade 1: How to Help Your Kids Score High on Any Standardized Test

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9780071374057: Get Ready! for Standardized Tests: Reading Grade 1: How to Help Your Kids Score High on Any Standardized Test

This follow up to the six lead titles in the "Get Ready Series" will help parents help their children 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 targetted 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. Every book will be geared to a specific grade level with sample problems and practice exercises written to reinforce each skill and mirror the actual material used in the discipline, in classroom work and on the standardized tests. Each type of problem or question will be related to its equivalent as used on the most-widely known standardized tests, and clear explanations of what skills students should be learning in first, second or third grade. Creative techniques are included which help children master grade-appropriate concepts and a skill review after every section helps parents gauge their child's progress with the skills checklist. An appendix with further information on sources for help and table of state-mandated tests - which states give which tests and when they're given - concludes the book.

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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

About the Author:

Molly Maack has a BA in Early Childhood Education; she has taught first grade for six years, the past three years at the Governor Mifflin school district in Shillington, PA. Series editor Carol Turkington is a health writer, specializing in developmental psychology. She has been a medical writer at Duke University Medical Center, and spent five years as senior writer and editor in clinical and developmental psychology at the American Psychological Association, in Washington, DC. She has published many articles on parenting and health in national publications including Parents, Psychology Today, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Times.

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