Author: Stephen Fisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Study Aids
A new edition of one of the bestselling CSET products on the market Reflects the latest changes in the California CSET Multiple Subjects teacher-certification test, which is now computer-based only The book includes diagnostic tests for every domain included in the test, detailed subject review chapters, and 2 full-length practice tests with in-depth answer explanations The CD contains all of the book's subject review chapters in searchable PDF format, the book's 2 practice tests, plus a third full-length practice test
Test-taking strategies and content area reviews for successfully passing California’s Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). Thousands of students have used previous editions of James J. Zarrillo’s Ready for RICA to successfully prepare for the RICA. Now the new edition continues to provide test-taking strategies and helpful reviews of all 15 content areas and includes five significant new components: 1) Learning Outcomes in each chapter help readers focus on what they should accomplish by studying that chapter; 2) Chapter Summaries offer Test Taking Tips that re-state essential information and highlight key instructional strategies; 3) a new chapter, Ten Days to RICA, guides readers in what they should study during the last 10 days before they take the test; 4) 13 videos of the author offer insight on the most important information and instructional strategies; and 5) a new Glossary includes a dictionary of 210 reading-related words and phrases. This is the essential guide for all California Multiple Teaching Credential candidates required to take the RICA.
Author: James Zarrillo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2011
An inexpensive, paperbound, hands-on guide to taking the written version of the revised California Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA), this resource is a “must have” guide for teacher candidates. In it is everything needed for candidates to pass the test, including complete coverage of the 15 competencies covered in the test, a study guide with key points to remember, an informative case study, and information for working with the practice test on the RICA Website. Ready for the Revised RICA, 3e is completely up to date with the revised RICA.
An intense review of the math included in the most common standardized tests for high school and college students, now aligned to Common Core CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests, 3rd Edition, reflects Common Core math changes to many of the most widely administered standardized tests, including the SAT.Math topics covered in the book mirror what test takers need to know in order to perform well on their test's math section: Arithmetic and Data AnalysisAlgebraGeometryWord ProblemsEach review section includes a diagnostic test, in-depth math review, practice problems, and a chapter-end review test.Also included in the book is a Strategies and Practice section that focuses on question types and the best strategies to answer such questions."
Author: James McBride
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.
Author: Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-06
Genre: Study Aids
Your guide to a higher math score on standardized tests *SAT ACT® ASVAB GMAT® GRE® CBEST® PRAXIS I® GED® And More! Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! About the Contents: Introduction How to use this book Overview of the exams Part I: Basic Skills Review Arithmetic and Data Analysis Algebra Part II: Strategies and Practice Mathematical Ability Quantitative Comparison Data Sufficiency Each section includes a diagnostic test, explanations of rules, concepts with examples, practice problems with complete explanations, a review test, and a glossary! Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® For more test-prep help, visit CliffsNotes.com® *SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: 2006-02-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.
First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Díaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.
Author: Robert Lipsyte
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man -- that last desperate struggle to get back on your feet when you thought you were down for the count.
Author: Duncan Green
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science
Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.