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- Available Lessons: 237
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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If you're preparing to take the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts exam for Illinois educator licensure and want to feel certain of your ability to pass, you've reached the right place! This self-paced course provides comprehensive overviews of all the concepts you could see on the day of the exam. Bite-sized lessons can help you get reacquainted with the foundations of literacy, literacy assessment and differentiation, vocabulary acquisition and use, media analysis, research writing and more. Multiple-choice quizzes and practice exams are available to quickly check your comprehension of these and other exam concepts.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Explore the following objectives to learn the concepts you could encounter on the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts exam. This course will ensure you fully grasp Illinois learning standards, the classroom learning environment, phonological and phonemic awareness, reading comprehension skills and literature analysis and interpretation. You will also be ready to do the following:
- Define phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics in linguistics
- Exhibit knowledge of first and second language acquisition, bilingualism and multilingualism
- Discuss language transfer, the role of native language in second language acquisition and comprehensible input and output
- Describe reading intervention, systematic oral language instruction and ways to provide explicit instruction in content-specific discourse skills
- Explain IEPs, IEP teams and how to use an IEP in the classroom
- Detail the basics of phonics assessment, techniques for assessing student fluency and strategies for improving students' reading fluency, rate and accuracy
- Provide descriptions of perfect tense, conjunctions, irregular plural nouns, interjections and verb tense
- Define idioms, adages, proverbs and aphorisms
- Discuss academic language, complex language and factors that help and hinder reading comprehension
- Demonstrate an understanding of reading comprehension, strategies for scaffolding reading instruction and ways to teach reading comprehension
- Showcase knowledge of fiction, poetry, graphic novels, folk literature and informational texts
- Define and describe dramatic comedy, types of speech, film genres and the radio and recording industry
- Teach writing, provide effective feedback, guide students in authentic writing and teach students to revise and edit their work
- Describe Internet communication, keywords, Internet collaboration and how to use search engines for online research
This course consists of 27 chapters and 238 entertaining lessons. Each lesson closely examines key concepts and features a short quiz you can use to track your comprehension and progress. To find out how well you understand each chapter and the entire course, take our practice exams. Use the Dashboard to revisit specific portions of this course and submit lesson topic questions to our experts.
ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts Exam Information
The Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts exam is used to measure educators' comprehension of language arts concepts and confirm their readiness to teach this subject area in Illinois schools.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $122
ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts Exam Breakdown
|ILTS Exam Concept||Percent of the ILTS Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of language and literacy development||33%||33 questions||128 lessons|
|Reading literacy and informational texts||25%||25 questions||48 lessons|
|Writing and research||25%||25 questions||48 lessons|
|Speaking, listening, and viewing||17%||17 questions||14 lessons|
ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts Exam Preparation & Registration
Our course prepares you for success on the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts exam by ensuring you understand the basics of speaking and listening in the classroom, different forms of writing, how to analyze nonfiction texts and much more. Choose the lessons you want to study, visit as often as needed to build your knowledge, and take short quizzes and practice exams to test your comprehension.
The exam registration process begins with logging into your online account. If you don't have an account, be ready to provide your email address and personal information to set one up. On the day of the exam, arrive 15 minutes early and bring a current, government-issued ID printed in English. If you need to reschedule the test, you can do so via your online account 24 hours or more prior to your schedule testing time.
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