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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Format of the Test
Content of the Test
Specific Praxis II English Test Descriptions
English Language, Literature, and Composition: Pedagogy (0043)
Middle School English Language Arts (0049/5049)
Middle School: Multiple Subjects, English Language Arts Subtest (5142)
Frequently Asked Questions
A Few Tips
Registration
Suggestions for Using This Study Guide
Part I: Preparing for the Format of the Praxis II
Part II: Preparing for the Content of the Praxis II
Part III: Full-Length Practice Tests
Appendix: Resources
PART I
PREPARING FOR THE FORMAT OF THE PRAXIS II
Chapter 1
How to Approach the Constructed-Response Questions
Strategies for the Constructed-Response Questions
How to Read the Passage
Constructed-Response Scoring Guides
How to Use the Scoring Criteria to Assess Your Own Practice Test Responses
Answers and Explanations
Chapter 2
How to Approach the Multiple-Choice Questions
Complete the Statement
Which of the Following
Roman Numeral
LEAST/NOT/EXCEPT
Tables/Reading Passages
Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions
A Few More Tips
Preview and Practice: Apply the Strategies
Sample Multiple-Choice Questions
PART II
PREPARING FOR THE CONTENT OF THE PRAXIS II
Chapter 3
Identifying and Interpreting Figurative Language and Literary Theory Terminology
Elements of Poetry
Elements of Prose
Historical, Cultural, and Critical Contexts of Texts
World Literature Timeline
English Literature Timeline
American Literature Timeline
Fostering Reading Appreciation and Motivation to Learn
Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Comprehension
Story Elements
Study Strategies and Reading to Learn
Chapter 4
Principles of Language Acquisition and Development
Social, Cultural, and Historical Influences
The Role and Nature of Dialects
History and Development of the English Language
Linguistic Change
Etymology and the Process of Word Formation
Traditional Grammar
Syntax and Sentence Structure
Parts of Speech
Punctuation
Chapter 5
Elements of Teaching Writing
Stages of the Writing Process
Writing Activities
Types of Source Materials for Writing
Evaluating Source Materials
MLA and APA Citations
Understanding and Evaluating Rhetorical Features in Writing or Speaking
Audience and Purpose
Organization of the Passage
Types of Discourse
Rhetorical Strategies
Presentation Strategies
Chapter 6
Human Development
Bandura, Albert
Dewey, John
Kohlberg, Lawrence
Maslow, Abraham
Piaget, Jean
Vygotsky, Lev
Addressing Learning Differences and Special Needs
Hidalgo, Nitza
Moll, Luis
Specific Learning Differences
Legislation Related to Teaching Students with Learning Differences
Working with English Learners
Reading Instruction
Teaching Methods in the Middle and High School English Classroom
PART III
FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS
Chapter 7
Practice Test 0041
Answer Explanations
Chapter 8
Practice Test 0043
Chapter 9
Practice Test 0044/5044
Chapter 10
Teaching Foundations: English (0048)
Practice Test 0048
Chapter 11
Practice Test 0049
Chapter 12
Practice Test 5142
Appendix
Suggested References
Internet Resources
Major Works and Authors
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CliffsNotes Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments (0041, 0043, 0044/5044, 0048, 0049, 5142)

CliffsNotes Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments (0041, 0043, 0044/5044, 0048, 0049, 5142)

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Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II: English Subject AreasThe Praxis II English Subject Area Assessment tests are designed to assess whether an examinee has the broad base of knowledge and competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher in a variety of school settings. The various exams, some multiple-choice questions and some essay format, cover reading and understanding text, language and linguistics, and composition and rhetoric.CliffsNotes Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments includes question-type reviews, subject reviews, and six model practice tests for each of the Praxis II English tests that a variety of would-be English teachers need to pass to be certified.Includes subject reviews of all test topics6 practice tests, one for each Praxis II English testProven strategies from the experts at CliffsNotesIf you're an aspiring teacher looking to take the Praxis II English test, CliffsNotes is your ticket to scoring high at exam time.
Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II: English Subject AreasThe Praxis II English Subject Area Assessment tests are designed to assess whether an examinee has the broad base of knowledge and competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher in a variety of school settings. The various exams, some multiple-choice questions and some essay format, cover reading and understanding text, language and linguistics, and composition and rhetoric.CliffsNotes Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments includes question-type reviews, subject reviews, and six model practice tests for each of the Praxis II English tests that a variety of would-be English teachers need to pass to be certified.Includes subject reviews of all test topics6 practice tests, one for each Praxis II English testProven strategies from the experts at CliffsNotesIf you're an aspiring teacher looking to take the Praxis II English test, CliffsNotes is your ticket to scoring high at exam time.

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