CliffsNotes RICA 2nd Edition

Author: Beth Andersen-Perak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544183667
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Study Aids

Get subject reviews by domain, analyses of question types, a vocabulary list, and two full-length practice tests

CliffsTestPrep RICA

Author: Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470197813
Release Date: 2007-05-21
Genre: Study Aids

Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test prep specialists About the contents: Introduction * A description of the test and scoring * Strategies for all question types Part I: Analysis of Exam Areas * Multiple-choice questions and strategies for each domain * Essay questions, approaches, sample essays, and critiques for each domain * Case studies, approaches, sample essays, and evaluations Part II: Review of Key Concept and Assessments, plus a Glossary * Content specifications for all 4 domains * Review of key concepts and assessments, plus a glossary Part III: 2 Full-Length Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes?

CliffsNotes RICA 2nd Edition

Author: Beth Andersen-Perak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544183667
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Study Aids

Get subject reviews by domain, analyses of question types, a vocabulary list, and two full-length practice tests

Ready for RICA

Author: James Zarrillo
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134205197
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Education

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and bound book. 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. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad�and Android� tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134205197 / 9780134205199 Ready for RICA: A Test Preparation Guide for California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134146352 / 9780134146355 Ready for Revised RICA: A Test Preparation Guide for California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment 013420624X / 9780134206240 Ready for Revised RICA: A Test Preparation Guide for California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

CliffsNotes CSET Multiple Subjects with CD ROM 3rd Edition

Author: Stephen Fisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544180956
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

A Study Guide for the Revised Rica

Author: Marilyn Dye
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984197001
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Education

Dye offers a handbook to help students prepare for the 2009 Revised California RICA. The guide is aligned with the content specifications and the reading/language arts framework for California Public Schools, 2007, applicable to grades K-8.

RICA Secrets Study Guide

Author: Mometrix Media LLC
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1610728297
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Study Aids

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** RICA Secrets helps you ace the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive RICA Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. RICA Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to RICA Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Academic Language, Analogy, Analytic Phase of Phonics, Antonyms, Basic Concepts of Print, Cluing, Concept Learning, Contractions, Decodable Text, Decoding of Multisyllabic Words, Descriptive Writing Exercises, Diphthong, Encoding Assessments, Etymology, Fluency, Focused Educational Problems, Formal Assessments, Habits of Listening, Homophones, Hypothetical Teaching Problem, Instructional Tasks, Kinesthetic Learners, Letter Recognition, Literal Comprehension, Logographic Phase, Metaphor, Orthographic Knowledge, Orthographic Phase, Phonemic Awareness Test, Reading Comprehension, Root Words, Sight Vocabulary, Sound Isolation, Syntactic Approach, Synthetic Phonics Instruction, Transitional Spellers, Vocabulary, Word Wall, Yopp-Singer Test, and much more...

1984

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547249643
Release Date: 1983-10-17
Genre: Fiction

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

When I Was Puerto Rican

Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786736867
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.

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812974492
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Costa Rica

Author: Margaret Tyler Mitchell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851099924
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

This work is a fascinating guide to one of Latin America's most stable and progressive nations, examining the country's development, unique features, and the challenges Costa Ricans face in the 21st century. * Provides a chronology of key events in the evolution of the nation of Costa Rica from early signs of civilization over three thousand years ago through colonization and independence to the present * Includes political and geographical maps with photographs of natural attractions, tropical animals and plants, and the nation's people

Moo

Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307805294
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Fiction

In this darkly satirical send-up of academia and the Midwest, we are introduced to Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the study of agriculture. Amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, Moo’s campus churns with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Monahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named Earl Butz. Wonderfully written and masterfully plotted, Moo gives us a wickedly funny slice of life.

Tropical Nature

Author: Adrian Forsyth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439144749
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Science

Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. Includes a lengthy appendix of practical advice for the tropical traveler.

The Contender

Author: Robert Lipsyte
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061995873
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He’s a high-school 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 boxer—that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children’s Book * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

Author: Anita L. Vangelisti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136946363
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With a synthesis of research on issues key to understanding family interaction, as well as an analysis of many theoretical and methodological choices made by researchers studying family communication, the Handbook serves to advance the field by reframing old questions and stimulating new ones. The contents are comprised of chapters covering: theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family; research and theory centering around the family life course communication occurring in a variety of family forms individual family members and their relationships dynamic communication processes taking place in families family communication embedded in social, cultural, and physical contexts. Key changes to the second edition include: updates throughout, providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of research and theory new topics reflecting the growth of the discipline, including chapters on "singles" as family members, emerging adults, and physiology and physical health. Highlighting the work of scholars across disciplines--communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, family studies, and others--this volume captures the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. The well-known contributors approach family interaction from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focus on topics ranging from the influence of structural characteristics on family relationships to the importance of specific communication processes.