"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
For prospective teachers, the literacy skills test can represent the final barrier to gaining entry on to an initial teacher training course. The purpose of the test is to ensure that all trainee teachers have a functional level of literacy that is required to perform the role of a teacher. The literacy skills test can be quite a challenge for many people, especially if they haven't studied English for a long time. With the prominence of social media, people now use quick and easy English or slang, rather than the formal English required when carrying out a professional teaching role. Therefore revising for the test is essential to ensure that key concepts and rules are covered. This book covers the four key areas of the literacy skills test: spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. Each section is explained with the use of examples and top tips are provided. Each section has practise questions to help reinforce the key rules that come up in the test. There are three mock exams at the end of the book to further help with revision. The book also references online resources such as mock exams that represent a true likeness to the real test.
All trainee teachers in England and Wales have to sit numeracy and literacy skills tests in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which permits them to continue or start teaching. How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literary Skills Test is the only book available that includes both literacy and numeracy revision and mock tests. The numeracy section starts at a low level and includes a diagnostic test, a maths review, mental and general arithmetic practice, and revision of statistics. It gives the reader a good grounding in the skills needed to pass the test, particularly if maths has always been a weak subject. The literacy section includes practice material on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. It highlights the areas where people commonly have problems, and provides easy to follow explanations and practice questions and answers. This book comes with FREE audio files for mental arithmetic tests. To download them please visit: http://www.koganpage.com/qts
How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provides complete practice for candidates applying to study for teacher training and those aiming for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The only book which combines all aspects of the test, including numeracy, literacy as well as the new reasoning questions, it covers basic practice as well as more challenging questions. It provides mental arithmetic training to help you answer questions confidently without the use of a calculator as well as realistic test practice. With over 1000 questions and detailed answers with explanations, How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is the only resource you'll need to pass the exam and start your teacher training with confidence.
What makes this book different is that its author KNOWS this exam. He has worked with over 1000 students since 1999 on the MTEL. Most MTEL books are written by professors who have never personally worked with any MTEL student. How can they really know about this exam? Many books and Internet products are actually written for other states' exams. They only CHANGE THE COVER to read MTEL. This book was created with you in mind. People with learning differences, those who need help with ESL, and many others with and without special issues have had great success with ETI's programs and study materials and mdash;our students' passing rates increase over 500%. the curriculum is straightforward and concise, and it builds upon itself to help with the learning process. the students who have been through ETI's MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) programs since 1999 say that it is the best in Massachusetts. They know; they have been through them all. the author's over 1500 students have offered experiences, suggestions, and feedback that are integrated in the strategies and skills presented. This book is important because it includes all of the skills you need to pass this exam. Nothing extra is included, and everything that is included is essential. the strategies are tested and approved by hundreds of test takers who have provided feedback and novel ideas over the last ten years.
An essential book for anyone thinking of taking, or about to take, the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers. You must pass these tests before starting your course, and this up to date text tells you exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the latest versions of the tests. There is an emphasis on support and clear guidance throughout, along with plenty of practice material, so you can face the tests with confidence and succeed in your application. It provides: a guide to the variety of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision and routes into teaching a preparation timeline comprehensive coverage of both the numeracy and literacy tests an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy example questions and answers, highlighting common errors, providing top tips for success, with theories and methods fully explained full practice papers plus test-taking and revision strategies discrete topics within the numeracy and literacy sections enabling focused learning, with explanations and hundreds of examples larger format pages, with topics covered across double page spreads for ease of use and more memorable learning.
This QTS skills test book is one in a series of books aimed at helping prospective teachers prepare for their professional skills tests. This QTS book presents realistic practice tests that give people an insight into the topics and types of questions that may appear in the professional skills exams. The book contains 4 numeracy skills tests and 4 literacy skills tests with corresponding answers, so you can easily check which questions you have answered correctly whilst determining the areas you need to work on. Both sets of practice tests follow the same structure as the actual exam. The literacy tests cover spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension; whilst the numeracy tests contain all the major topics covered in the exam. Both sets of tests have an answers section, but they do not contain detailed solutions or explanations.The tests within this book are a good form of practise for both of your professional skills tests but we do strongly recommend that the tests are used in combination with online practice tests that provide a test format more closely aligned with the real exams which are carried out on computers. To access a free online numeracy and literacy test please visit www.qtsmathstutor.co.uk.
Get Licensed and Get Teaching! MTEL Communication & Literacy Test Prep Puts Teachers in a Class of Their Own! New! Seventh Edition! Nationwide, more than 5 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps! REA’s new test prep for the MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure) Communication & Literacy Skills Test (Field 01) was designed for prospective educators seeking a Massachusetts teaching license. Teacher candidates typically take the MTEL as they are nearing completion of, or have completed, their undergraduate work. This new edition is fully aligned with the standards of the Massachusetts Department of Education and is based on the most recent (2009-2010) test specifications. The book contains in-depth reviews of all the topics covered on the Reading and Writing portions of the exam, including: Vocabulary Reading skills Written mechanics Grammar Chapter drills with detailed explanations of answers reinforce the specific skills and abilities needed for the test. Three full-length practice exams feature every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the MTEL exam. Our practice tests replicate the multiple-choice and open-ended portions of the official exam, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness. Comes complete with test-taking tips and a study schedule that builds confidence and gets you ready for the exam! If you’re training to become a Massachusetts teacher, this test prep will take you to the head of the class! REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging test for licensure. Our comprehensive test preps are teacher-recommended and written by educators who have mastered the test and the related program of study.
Although as many as 10-20% of students are affected by dyslexia, most teachers still receive very little (if any) training about this disorder. Much misinformation about dyslexia exists as well; and until very recently, even the term “dyslexia” was not being used in schools. Fortunately, this is changing. Today, there are a variety of evidence-based tools and programs that schools can use to catch dyslexia early, develop effective interventions, and help students with dyslexia thrive in school and beyond. In addition to listing over 100 specific screening, diagnostic, and assessment tools, this guide: summarizes what we know about dyslexia; discusses state-wide legislation and guidelines; identifies three steps for identifying dyslexia: presents an multi-tiered (RTI) framework for dyslexia intervention; recommends structured language programs and other interventions for students with dyslexia; lists additional online dyslexia resources.
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. This is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. Also included is essential information on teaching and schools, knowledge of which may help you pass the tests, and information on how to successfully apply to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, and published by Learning Matters, this is your essential guide to the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. He has also been closely associated with the national development and evaluation of the Initial Teacher Training pilots in invidividual learning plans, mentoring, and teaching observation and practice. Bruce has over 30 years of experience teaching English and literacy in SEN, primary, secondary and further education sectors and is now an educational consultant and author of literacy assessments. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. He is an Associate of the AlphaPlus Consultancy and has written for the QTS Numaracy Skills Test. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Literacy Skills Tests. Nina currently teaches English and adult literacy at City and Islington College and is an external examiner for teacher training courses at the University of Greenwich and the Institue of Education, London. Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following contributors who responded to questions on applications and interviews to ITT, and shared their thoughts and comments, for the final chapter. Doreen Challen, Primary PGCE Tutor, Southampton Education School Jean Conteh, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Leeds Richard English, Programme Director for the Primary PGCE Course, University of Hull Suzanne Horton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Education, University of Worcester Angela Major, Principal Lecturer in Education, University of Roehampton Ceri Roscoe, Assistant Head of Primary Programmes with particular responsibility for the BA Primary Education, Manchester Metropolitan University Debbie Simpson, Interim PGCE Primary Programme Leader, University of Cumbria The numeracy glossary is reproduced courtesy of the TA - Teaching Agency for Schools. Permission to reproduce TA copyright material does not extend to any material which is indentified as being the copyright of a third party or any photographs. Authorisation to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the copyright holders. The publishers would like to thank the TA for permission to use the audio icon. This has been taken from the practice Literacy Skills Test on the TA website www.education.gov.uk and is the copyright of the Teaching Agency.
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
Pass the QTS Skills Test with Confidence is the must-have guide for all prospective trainee teachers. It will provide you with the skills guidance, subject knowledge and confidence you need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy QTS Skills Tests, make an application that stands out and sail through interview day. Online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. The first section of the book introduces you to the tests and how to prepare for them, and covers the areas of knowledge tested. The second section offers advice to help you write a personal statement that stands out, make a successful application and get ready for your interview. Extensive online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. Key topics covered include: Developing your exam technique Mastering the mental arithmetic test Succeeding in the written questions How to use spelling, grammar and punctuation correctly Successfully applying for teaching training courses Acing the interview Written by expert teacher trainers with first-hand experience of both interviewing candidates and helping students pass the QTS Skills Tests, this is an essential purchase for all prospective teachers.
Students need to be able to distinguish good information from bad. This book gives you the tools to transmit those essential skills to your students. • Covers theories of information behavior, models of information literacy, and provision of reference services in various mediums • Emphasizes reference and instructional services and examines the impact of the Common Core State Standards on reference services in schools • Explains how to conduct the reference interview
This practical guide to using ICT in the primary classroom addresses all the concerns of student teachers and provides plenty of ideas and advice on how to incorporate ICT into classroom practice on a daily basis. The authors bring together theory and practice to help prospective and new teachers acquire and develop the skills required for using ICT effectively. Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT is split into three sections which will: help assess the readers' ICT skills, knowledge and understanding discuss ways of incorporating ICT for teaching across the primary curriculum help the reader to think about ICT and their own professional learning and development. This book will be an invaluable resource for all student teachers on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees on these courses and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).
Designed for students of all levels, this hands-on guide offers research-proven strategies and structured lessons to teach essential skills for literacy success in Grades K–3.
Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.