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HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MCAS—ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MCAS—ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
9780764125874
$14.95











Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Kristie Lipka Burk - All books by this author

This all-new manual gives high school students in Massachusetts detailed preparation for the required examination in English Language Arts. The author presents an overview of the test, followed by detailed instruction on writing a long composition with special attention to selecting a theme and organizing its details, then writing, styling, and editing. Following chapters review reading comprehension and discuss elements in style as they pertain to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. This manual also offers test-taking strategies for multiple-choice and open-response questions plus three sample tests with answers explained.

Table of Contents:
    Preface
  • Understanding the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment
  • The Diagnostic Test
  • Writing the Rough Draft for the Long Composition Exam
  • Writing the Final Draft for the Long Composition
  • Improving Reading Comprehension
  • Identifying Literary Elements and Techniques
  • Answering Open-Response Questions
  • Test-Taking Strategies for Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Practice Tests
    Appendix: Answers to Chapter Exercises

(0764125877)

Paperback / 272 Pages / 7 13/16 x 10 7/8 / 2004

 





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