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- Available Lessons: 230
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryUse this helpful course to review topics you could see on the TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 (231) exam. Short lessons, mini quizzes and practice exams can boost your knowledge of world literature, literacy assessments, language structure and more, improving your ability to pass the exam. This course was updated by Study.com in 2018.
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This entertaining course makes it easy to prepare for the TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 (231) exam, which is an exam designed to help you earn educator certification for ELA in Texas. Feel confident in your understanding of concepts covered on the exam, including reading and writing strategies, literature genres and the writing process by exploring fun lessons. Self-assessment quizzes and practice exams ensure you have a quality understanding of key concepts covered in the lessons. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access gives you the flexibility to study whenever and wherever your schedule permits.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Familiarize yourself with topics you could see on the exam by reviewing the following objectives. Refresh your knowledge of the writing process and techniques, British literature and teaching media literacy and word relationships, while ensuring you're able to:
- Describe relationships among the six language arts
- Share strategies for teaching students with diverse needs
- Exhibit knowledge of semicolons, commas, phrases and other aspects of language structure
- List and describe strategies and skills for reading
- Discuss cueing systems, morphemes and ways to determine the meaning of words
- Give techniques for teaching fluency, reading comprehension and oral communication
- Explain tools used for writing assessments
- Detail the process of analyzing and interpreting texts
- Explain how to write for an audience
- Discuss the Romantic period, Harlem Renaissance and other periods of American literature
- List major authors and works in world and young adult literature
- Share skills and strategies for literary text response
This course contains 205 lessons that have been divided into 22 chapters. Review these lessons at your convenience, and use the accompanying quizzes to check your comprehension of key concepts. In addition to the quizzes, benefit from access to chapter exams and a final course exam that provide a broader review of the lessons and builds your confidence before the day of the test. Our subject-matter experts can answer any questions you have about specific lesson topics. The Dashboard helps you keep track of your progress and lets you quickly revisit specific portions of this course.
TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Exam Information
The TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 exam is used to gauge examinees' knowledge of concepts entry-level educators should understand before teaching English language arts to middle grades and high school students in Texas.
- Number of Questions: 102 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice and constructed response
- Time Limit: 5 hours
- Exam Cost: $131
TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Exam Breakdown
|Exam Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Integrated Language Arts, Diverse Learners and the Study of English||15%||15 questions||67|
|Literature, Reading Processes and Skills for Reading Literary and Nonliterary Texts||40%||40 questions||73|
|Written Communication||30%||30 questions||27|
|Oral Communication and Media Literacy||15%||15 questions||38|
TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Exam Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide is a great preparation tool you can utilize if you are planning on taking the TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 exam. Video and text lessons will help you develop a deeper understanding or reinforce what you know about word choice, punctuation, structural analysis, developing reading fluency, literary genre types, periods in American literature, developing research projects and world literature. You'll also strengthen your knowledge structuring sentences and paragraphs, writing essays and speeches, listening skills development and the use of digital and visual media technology. Lessons are presented by experienced instructors who guide you through each topic with easy-to-follow text and examples, and each lesson offers a self-assessment quiz you can use to gauge your level of understanding for each topic and your readiness in taking this TExES exam.
To register for this TExES exam, you must first create an account using the Educational Testing Service (ETS) online registration system that is accessible on the ETS website. You can also register by phone or mail, in which case an account will be created for you. Once you have chosen an exam and testing site and made your payment, you will receive ID documents, which you must present on the day of your exam.
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