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Ch 10: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Composition

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Review the fun lessons in this chapter to enhance your preparations for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 assessment. Make sure you're ready to answer questions on the exam that focus on various aspects of composition.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Composition - Chapter Summary

When studying for an exam like TExES Core Subjects 4-8, it's good to feel confident that you're able to answer any questions you encounter. This chapter helps boost your confidence by providing an in-depth look at composition. Once you've reviewed these lessons, you will be able to:

  • Describe how writing can improve reading skills
  • Identify activities for the writing development stages
  • Explain how to create a supportive environment for writing
  • Share ways to teach writing to English language learners
  • Define and describe self-assessment in writing
  • List tips for selecting writing development assessments for students
  • Discuss how to diagnose writing difficulties in early childhood

The resources in this chapter provide the flexibility you need to study for the exam at your own pace. Access the lessons from your computer or mobile devices in any sequence and as often as you'd like. Take short quizzes before, during after reviewing the lessons to gauge your comprehension of composition. If you have questions about lesson topics, feel free to submit them to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Composition
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How Writing Can Improve Reading Skills

1. How Writing Can Improve Reading Skills

Reading and writing are two of the infamous 'Three R's', so naturally we think of them as going hand-in-hand. But can specific writing instruction actually help reading? Turns out, yes. This lesson describes the connection between reading and writing and outlines strategies for using writing skills to boost reading.

Activities for the Writing Development Stages

2. Activities for the Writing Development Stages

The writing process is an essential unit for Language Arts teachers. This lesson describes some creative strategies to ensure your students are learning the stages of writing development.

Creating a Supportive Environment for Writing

3. Creating a Supportive Environment for Writing

This lesson will provide some concrete strategies that can be used to create a classroom environment that supports and nurtures writing instruction. These strategies are geared towards elementary and middle school students, but some can apply to all grade levels.

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

4. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

When you think of teaching writing to English language learners, do you draw a blank on how to support the process? This lesson gives you practical tips and ideas for activities to use in the classroom.

Self-Assessment in Writing: Definition & Examples

5. Self-Assessment in Writing: Definition & Examples

Self-assessment takes place when we review our writing, either during or after. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of self-assessment and how we can practice this step.

Selecting Writing Development Assessments for Students

6. Selecting Writing Development Assessments for Students

Teachers need to use assessments in order to design writing instruction to meet all students' needs. This lesson describes writing assessments and shows how to design a writing assessment for students of all grade and ability levels.

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