Opening with a comprehensive tutorial on study skills, this text then guides the student through each of the eight content areas: language arts and reading, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, health and physical education, and theatre arts. Illuminated through sample lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, classroom observation forms, and practice questions, each content area is concretely applied to classroom practice.
This concise guide also helps students understand many of the basic theories and methodologies behind best practices for each content area. The book concludes with preparatory information on ESL supplemental certification.
-Begins with a discussion of study skills specific to the Texas exam that will help students understand the testing process and question construction.
-Comprehensive reviews of specific content area knowledge are provided in each content chapter.
-Each content area is directly applied to the classroom through model lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, and observation forms for field experiences.
-Numerous practice questions that are alligned with each standard appear at the end of each chapter, giving students multiple opportunities to test their knowledge.
-A focus on methodology and “how best to teach” the content prepares students for the classroom with best practices and an understanding of the theory behind the methodologies.
-Concise, reader friendly information that makes studying effortless.