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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-03
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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



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  




Reference Notes                                                                                              



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Helpful reference March 17, 2011
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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