CALIFORNIA TEST PREP Smarter Balanced Practice SBAC English Language Arts Grade 4

Preparation for the Smarter Balanced ELA Tests

Author: C. Hawas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781726111034

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Page: 216

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Prepares Students for the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Assessments! This practice book will prepare students for the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) English Language Arts/Literacy assessments. It will develop all the skills that students need and provide ongoing practice with the types of questions and tasks found on the real assessments. Just like the real SBAC assessments, it includes tasks covering reading, writing, listening, and research. Provides Ongoing Skill Development and Practice - Convenient practice sets allow for ongoing skill development - Includes sets covering literary texts, informational texts, sets with writing tasks, listening sets, and sets with research tasks - Division into sets allows the book to be used to prepare for the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) as well as the complete summative assessments - Format allows for review after each set to provide feedback and promote improvement Developed Specifically to Match the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Assessments - Covers all the Common Core skills assessed on the real SBAC assessments - Includes sets covering reading, writing, listening, and research - Provides practice completing multiple-choice, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced questions - Contains writing tasks for informational essays, opinion pieces, and narratives - More rigorous questions prepare students for the higher difficulty of the new assessments - Strong focus on key Common Core features including close reading, using evidence from text, and analyzing and evaluating texts - Full answer key lists the Common Core skill assessed by each question Key Benefits of this Book - Builds confidence by helping students prepare before taking the real tests - Develops all the English Language Arts skills that students need - Provides experience answering all types of questions and completing all types of tasks - Reduces test anxiety by allowing low-stress practice - More rigorous tasks encourage deeper understanding and more advanced thinking - Detailed answer key allows for student work to be reviewed and improved on
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CALIFORNIA TEST PREP Writing Skills Workbook SBAC Guided Practice Grade 4

Preparation for the Smarter Balanced ELA Tests

Author: C. Hawas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781726164702

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Page: 140

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Prepares Students for the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Assessments! This workbook provides extensive guided practice with a complete range of writing tasks, and will prepare students for the more rigorous reading and writing tasks on the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessments. The workbook covers all the Common Core writing skills that students need. Students will write in response to passages, as well as write narratives, opinion pieces, and essays. Students will also gain experience completing research projects and editing and revising their work. Provides Ongoing Skill Development and Practice - Ten convenient practice sets allow for ongoing skill development - Each practice set contains two reading comprehension tasks where students write in response to passages - Each practice set contains two writing tasks where students write a short story, personal narrative, opinion piece, or essay - Guided writing tasks include hints, planning activities, and review checklists to guide students and encourage strong skill development - Each set includes additional core skills exercises that focus on key writing skills Preparation for the SBAC English Language Arts/Literacy Assessments - Provides extensive experience providing written answers to reading comprehension questions - Guided tasks teach students how to write effective essays, opinion pieces, and narratives - Builds higher-order thinking skills such as analyzing and evaluating texts - Develops the strong reading comprehension skills needed for the new assessments - Provides the skills and experience needed for the SBAC writing tasks Key Benefits of this Workbook - Flexible format allows practice sets to be completed to suit any schedule - Helps students transition to the more rigorous SBAC assessments - Develops the writing skills that are emphasized by the new Common Core standards - More rigorous tasks encourage deeper understanding and more advanced thinking - Tips, planning, and review activities teach the key features expected of student writing - Format allows for review after each set to provide feedback and promote improvement Full Coverage of the Common Core Standards - Covers all the types of writing in the Common Core standards, including opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives - Includes exercises for additional Common Core skills, including completing research projects and gathering information from sources - Reading comprehension tasks develop strong Common Core reading skills
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