9780137008681

Ready for Revised RICA A Test Preparation Guide for California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780137008681

  • ISBN10:

    0137008686

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/3/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

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.

“I would like to commend the author for the organization, readability level, abbreviated length, and accuracy of information…thank you for introducing me to a Guide that is so competently prepared that I have already given it to my Children’s Literature class.” –Anna Bolling, California State University

“This text provides a comprehensive overview of the reading process in a concise readable format that will be an excellent help to those who are preparing for the RICA exam. The short chapters are consistent in structure, contain excellent definitions and succinct explanation of the concepts which help transform the process into a coherent whole.” –Candace Poindexter, Loyola Marymount University

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Preface             New to This Edition                                                                 

 

Introduction      The Test, Test-Taking Strategies, and Common

                        Strategies for Meeting the Needs of All Learners                       

 

                        An Overview of the Test                                                            

                        Test-Taking Strategies                                                  

 

                        Common Strategies for Meeting the Needs of All Learners       

 

Chapter 1         Competency 1: Planning, Organizing, and

                        Managing Reading Instruction                                      

 

Chapter 2         Competency  2: Reading Assessment                                      

 

Chapter 3         Competency 3: Phonological and

                        Phonemic Awareness                                                               

 

Chapter 4         Competency  4: Concepts about Print,

                        Letter Recognition, and the Alphabetic Principle                       

 

Chapter 5         Competency 5: Phonics and Sight Words:

                        Terminology and Concepts                                                       

 

Chapter 6         Competency 6: Phonics and Sight Words:

                        Instruction and Assessment                                                      

 

Chapter 7         Competency 7: Syllabic Analysis,

                        Structural Analysis, and Orthographic Knowledge                    

 

Chapter 8         Competency 8: Fluency: Role in Reading Development

                        and Factors that Affect the Development of Fluency                 

 

Chapter 9         Competency 9: Fluency: Instruction and Assessment     

 

Chapter 10       Competency 10: Vocabulary, Academic Language,

                        and Background Knowledge: Role in Reading

                        Development and Factors that Affect

                        Their Development                                                                  

 

Chapter 11       Competency 11: Vocabulary, Academic Language,

                        and Background Knowledge: Instruction and Assessment         

 

Chapter 12       Competency 12: Comprehension: Concepts and

                        Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension                               

 

Chapter 13       Competency 13: Comprehension:  Instruction and

                        Assessment — Before Children Read, While Children

                        Read, and After Children Read                                     

 

Chapter 14       Competency 14: Comprehension: Instruction and

                        Assessment — Narrative/Literary Texts                          

 

Chapter 15       Competency 15: Comprehension: Instruction and

                        Assessment — Expository/Informational Texts and

                        Study Skills                                                                             

 

Chapter 16       Study Guide: Key Points to Remember                        

 

Chapter 17       The Case Study       

                                                                

Chapter 18       Working with the Practice Test on the RICA Website  

 

Appendices                                                                                                     

 

Reference Notes                                                                                              

 

Index                                                                                                               

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Helpful reference March 17, 2011
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The textbook was perfect; it reviewed all subjects concisely and clearly. It was like a review book that explained topics which helped. I purchased this used textbook for a RICA course and I am glad I bought this version because of how closely grounded it is to the RICA content standards.
It has a lot of materials, but I went through it over and over again and it really helped. Highly recommended.
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