Doctor, veterinarian, astronaut... what does your kid want to be when they grow up? Kids dream big when it comes to what they'll do in life. (And they should ) Congratulations on taking the first steps in helping your child make the most of this educational journey and achieve their dreams. Gaining acceptance to a coveted gifted and talented program or earning a spot in a sought-after, selective school could determine your child's educational path - or even his or her future career. When it comes to gifted test prep, don't risk your son or daughter being unprepared and underperforming on test day. In order to help maximize your child's chances at passing the gifted and talented admissions test, (s)he must be familiar with test material AND be able to focus on test material (for longer than the typical 4-5 minute attention span of most young kids ). This book offers a chance to do both. This focuses on three aptitude tests commonly used for gifted program screening: the OLSAT(R) (Level A), NNAT2(R) (Level A), and the COGAT(R) (Level 5/6). Ensure your child has sufficient experience in answering test questions, thanks to the book's 200+ practice questions Make sure (s)he has acquired the mental stamina to focus on test questions with the book's practice tests (the book's "Practice Question Sets") for the OLSAT(R), NNAT2(R), and COGAT(R). Pinpoint your child's areas of strength/weakness with the practice test answer key Capture your child's attention with bright, colorful illustrations and fun characters: 100 full-color pages Covers each of the test's sections: OLSAT(R) (10 test sections), NNAT2(R) (2 test sections), COGAT(R) (9 test sections) Exercises focus on cognitive skill-building, reasoning skills, and problem solving abilities through questions involving analogies, classification, pattern completion, serial patterns, following directions, and gifted test vocabulary. Engaging young, creative, and boisterous minds with test prep material is challenging - that's why this book features fun characters, child-friendly themes, and colorful illustrations. Such engagement can help kids retain the information they'll learn in this book - and then apply it on test day What are your kids dreams - to be a scientist, engineer, or perhaps...president? Help them dream big and take the first steps on this exciting educational journey. YOU are your child's best teacher, and this book is here to help (COGAT(R) is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. OLSAT(R) and NNAT2(R) are trademarks of Pearson Education. These test publishers are not affiliated with Gateway Gifted Resources and do not endorse this product.)
The NNAT®2 Preparation Guide and Workbook will help your child get used to the format and content of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT®2) so he or she is adequately prepared and feels confident on test day. The workbook features skill-builder exercises and NNAT®2 practice questions covering all four question types on the test, and access to bonus online NNAT®2 practice test.
Doctor, veterinarian, astronaut... what does your kid want to be when they grow up? Kids dream big when it comes to what they'll do in life. (And they should ) Congratulations on taking the first steps in helping your child make the most of this educational journey and achieve their dreams. Gaining acceptance to a coveted gifted and talented program or earning a spot in a sought-after, selective school could determine your child's educational path - or even his or her future career. When it comes to gifted test prep, don't risk your son or daughter being unprepared and underperforming on test day. In order to help maximize your child's chances at passing the OLSAT(R) Level A, (s)he must be familiar with test material AND be able to focus on test material (for longer than the typical 4-5 minute attention span of most young kids ). This book offers a chance to do both. Ensure your child has sufficient experience in answering the OLSAT(R) 10 question types, thanks to the book's 200+ practice questions Make sure (s)he has acquired the mental stamina to focus on test questions with the book's OLSAT(R) practice test (the book's "Practice Question Set") Pinpoint your child's areas of strength/weakness with the practice test answer key Capture your child's attention with bright, colorful illustrations and fun characters: 100 full-color pages Exercises focus on cognitive skill-building, reasoning skills, and problem solving abilities and thoroughly cover the 10 test sections: Picture Analogies, Picture Classification, Aural Reasoning, Following Directions, Figure Analogies, Figure Classification, Picture Series, Figure Series, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Pattern Matrices. Engaging young, creative, and boisterous minds with test prep material is challenging - that's why this book features fun characters, child-friendly themes, and colorful illustrations. Such engagement can help kids retain the information they'll learn in this book - and then apply it on test day What are your kids dreams - to be a scientist, engineer, or perhaps...president? Help them dream big and take the first steps on this exciting educational journey. YOU are your child's best teacher, and this book is here to help (OLSAT(R) is a registered trademark of Pearson Education. Pearson Education is not affiliated with Gateway Gifted Resources and does not endorse this product.)
Author: Karen Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.
Author: Clara Hemphill
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2005
For nearly a decade, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a great public school for their child. For this third edition, Clara and her staff visited nearly 500 of New York City's elementary schools and chose 200 of the best schools to recommend, with more than 70 new school profiles not included in the previous edition! This essential guide uncovers the inside scoop on schools (the condition of the building, homework, teacher quality, etc.), includes a checklist of questions to ask on a school tour, and incorporates new listings of charter schools and magnet programs.
Author: Michael Wallach
Publisher: Central Park Tutors
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Today nearly all American children at the age of 4, 5 or 6 must take an intelligence test of some sort. The results of this test can have a profound impact on their future education for years to come. The good news is that learning the art of intelligence tests can be a joyous, playful process that builds on the natural curiosity and brilliance of all children. As leading experts in test preparation, Central Park Tutors has put together a groundbreaking book of puzzles to prepare your little ones for testing, with an in depth introduction that gives parents and teachers the guidance they need to understand both admissions tests and how to work with their children best to use the ingenious ways children naturally learn. Each puzzle covers a key form of reasoning on kindergarten and first grade admissions tests- designed in large format, in rich color, and on a single page to allow your child to observe and consider the puzzle at length. The puzzles are ordered by skill level and reasoning type, and directly across from each puzzle are hints so that you have immediate access to guidance that can help your child learn the techniques that will make them independent puzzle-solvers. -Puzzles For Young Children- helps parents and teachers bring out the joy in young children's learning, apply their innate brilliance to intelligence testing, and to bring out the very best in their children's test scores.
Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Complete coverage of the extended and revised popular cognitive assessment test for children ages 2 years, 6 months to 7 years, 3 months Essentials of WPPSI(TM)-III Assessment offers state-of-the-art instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the revised and updated edition of this widely used cognitive assessment instrument for preschool children. Coverage includes insight into every revision of the WPPSI(TM)-III. Clear interpretive guidelines help WPPSI(TM)-III users navigate through the scores from fourteen subtests, seven of which are new. The authors highlight common clinical applications of the WPPSI(TM)-III, such as assessment of language disorders, giftedness, and mental retardation. In addition, the authors provide expert guidance on how to perform cross-battery analysis to link WPPSI(TM)-III results with achievement measures, such as the WIAT-II. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your understanding of the information covered. Complete with new clinical studies and applications, Essentials of WPPSI(TM)-III Assessment provides comprehensive coverage of test administration, scoring, and interpretation of this widely used test battery.
Author: Pi for Kids
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2014-08-01
The book, OLSAT Practice Test is designed for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Apart from providing tools to prepare children for the standardized gifted and talented exams, we also want to make sure that the exercises are fun and attractive. We use colorful pictures and interactive matching exercises to help children learn the necessary ideas for the test. Early education plays a significant role in the child's attitude towards learning for the rest of his or her life. When they are young, children are naturally curious and desire to explore everything. Many states in our country have created special gifted and talented programs to allow children access to a more vigorous education. To accept students to the programs, most school systems require children to take tests. The OLSAT is one of the most common tests used across the country for entry into gifted and talented school programs. The test is designed to assess Verbal Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Pictorial Reasoning, Figural Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Our goal is assist you in your journey to supporting the motivation, learning and development of your child.
Author: Jeff Anderson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Release Date: 2017
Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, we invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning. Our students study authentic texts and come to recognize these "patterns of power"--the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning. The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons, including: Extensive support materials Over 100 mentor sentences, curated for grades 1-5 Student work samples Tips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learning Examples for application In Patterns of Power Jeff and Whitney suggest that taking just five minutes from your reading workshop and five minutes from your writing workshop to focus on how the conventions connect reading and writing will miraculously affect your students' understanding of how language works for readers and writers.
Author: Bryan Burchers
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"My students made six times more As...why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" - Melissa Skinner, High School English Teacher No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all college bound students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core, SAT, and ACT. All 290 words found in this book are taken from SAT and ACT word lists and after every ten words there is a matching and fill-in-the-blank review quiz. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade students.
Author: Gale H. Roid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-10-06
Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales(SB5) Assessment provides comprehensive instructions on optimal use of the Stanford-Binet, including helpful step-by-step administration, scoring, and interpretation guidelines. Using the popular Essentials format, this handy resource also covers test strengths and weaknesses, reliability, and validity, and describes clinical applications of its use. Students in courses on psychological assessment and appraisal will find this to be an indispensable tool to understanding and utilizing this popular measure of intelligence.
Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-09-30
This book is a scholarly overview of the modern concepts, definitions, and theories of intellectual giftedness, and of past and current developments in the field of gifted education. The authors consider, in some detail, the roles of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom in giftedness and the interaction between culture and giftedness, as well as how giftedness can be understood in terms of a construct of developing expertise. The authors also review and discuss a set of key studies that address the issues of identification and education of children with intellectual gifts. This volume may be used as a summary overview of the field for educators, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals who serve intellectually gifted children and their families.