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Course SummaryReview literary movements, poetry analysis, speech organization and more with this Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039) study guide. Use the video lessons and quizzes contained in these chapters to get ready to take the exam and get the highest score possible.
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Boost your confidence ahead of the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039) exam with help from this informative and easy-to-use test prep course. Just a few of the subjects covered here include figurative language, historical, cultural and critical contexts and the grammar and mechanics of English. If you have questions or get stuck as you move through the course, reach out to an expert through the Dashboard for assistance.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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In this flexible and fun prep course, you'll get familiar with all the topics you need to study for and pass the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam. The course introduces well-known literary works and helps you review the process for interpreting both literary and informational texts. You'll also take a look at different teaching strategies for English language arts. After taking this course, you should be ready to:
- Outline major works and styles of literary authors
- Detail literary movements
- Provide analysis of written arguments
- Explain interpretation of meaning
- Define analysis of poetry
- Identify main ideas and themes
- Discuss approaches to teaching reading and writing
- Describe language development and English structure
- Understand speech organization and delivery
- Provide examples of classroom discussions and writing assessments
You'll find 241 lessons in 27 chapters provided in this helpful and professionally written study guide course. As part of your test prep, take the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to see if you're ready for exam day.
Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039) Exam Information
Many states use the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam to evaluate your content area knowledge and determine your eligibility for a teaching license. This exam is available as a computer-based test.
- Number of Questions: 132
- Question Type: selected-response and constructed-response questions
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $146
Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis Exam Breakdown
|Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Language Use & Vocabulary||19%||33 questions||34|
|Writing, Speaking & Listening||41%||50 questions||66|
Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Preparation and Registration
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The exam is typically offered in 2-week windows several times throughout the year. Test takers can register online or by mail, though the latter option still requires you to schedule a test date over the web once you receive a testing voucher verifying receipt of payment. After you've scheduled a test date and selected the three licensing agencies you'd like to receive your scores, you'll need to print an admission ticket and take it with you on exam day.
Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Scoring
Your scores will be available two to three weeks from the end of the testing window. Passing scores vary by state, though many require a score of at least 166 out of 200 possible points to qualify for licensure. Correct answers to multiple-choice questions are awarded one point each, while constructed response questions are rated by practicing teachers. These raw scores are adjusted to reflect the difficulty of your test edition. Both raw scores and converted scores are included on the final report.
Number of questions: 48 multiple-choice and 1 constructed-response
Exam topics covered: Major works from British, American, and non-Western literary traditions; historical or cultural contexts of major works; characteristics of major genres; themes; literary elements; poetic structure and devices; figurative language; reading strategies; methods for teaching reading; interpretations of informational texts; main ideas and effect in informational texts; rhetorical strategies; support for written arguments; literary interpretation.
What you'll learn: Significant works from major authors; historical and cultural contexts and literary periods and genres; literary analysis and interpretation; figurative language in fiction; themes and main ideas; poetry analysis; types of informational texts; analysis of written arguments; strategic approaches for teaching reading to students; literary meaning.
Language Use and Vocabulary
Number of questions: 33 multiple-choice
Exam topics covered: Grammar conventions; syntax and mechanics; usage errors; use of context and syntax to determine the meaning of words; materials used to support language usage; dialect and diction variations; language acquisition; vocabulary development by diverse learners.
What you'll learn: Language acquisition and development approaches; history of English; English structure; grammar and mechanics; comma usage; syntax; semantics; development of English among children with dialectal differences.
Writing, Speaking and Listening
Number of questions: 49 multiple-choice and 1 constructed-response
Exam topics covered: Modes of writing; importance of audience in writing; coherent writing characteristics; transitions, introductions and conclusions; research practices; data evaluation; source citations; speech and presentation delivery methods; methods for teaching students how to use media in communications; approaches to teaching writing; writing, reading and speaking assessments; oral communication techniques; cultural impacts on instruction methods.
What you'll learn: Methods for teaching writing; writing for a specific audience; argument and rhetorical strategies; citation use in writing; writing assessment strategies; classroom discussions; speech organization and delivery; academic writing methods; reference materials and avoidance of plagiarism.
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