CalTPA Preparation Guide by Lynda R. WilliamsCalTPA Preparation Guide by Lynda R. Williams

CalTPA Preparation Guide

byLynda R. Williams, Andrea M. Guillaume, Jennifer Ponder

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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By demystifying the enormity of the CalTPA assessment and the demands candidates face in preparing for these required tests, Williams, Guillaume and Ponder, all trained CalTPA assessors and instructors, have written the CalTPA Prep Guide using only the clearest, most accessible language, in a voice that speaks directly to reader. This first edition guide will successfully prepare candidates for a multiple-subject and single-subject credential in California to organize, articulate and demonstrate their knowledge on all four of the CalTPA tasks in a clear and concise manner. Filled with activities and engaging exercises to help, the guide also provides practical writing strategies and tips for organization to enhance the credential candidate's performance on the CalTPA. Flexible and precise, this guide can be used by candidates in any credential program, whether candidates pursue the CalTPA through a series of courses at their program, or are expected to complete it independently.  Once the access code is activated, the subscription is valid for six months. 

Lynda R. Williams taught in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton from 1994-2010. During that time she instructed a variety of courses in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Being trained in all four of the CalTPA tasks has given her the opportunity to support many candidat...
Title:CalTPA Preparation GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 10.8 × 8.3 × 0.6 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0138021775

ISBN - 13:9780138021771


Table of Contents

Part 1: Skills for CalTPA Success

Chapter 1: Understanding the Rubrics

Chapter 2: Understanding CalTPA Vocabulary

Chapter 3: Choosing Appropriate Focus Students

Chapter 4: Preparing your CalTPA Responses: Important Tips and Reminders


Part 2: Making Adaptations

Chapter 5: Making Adaptations for English Learners

Chapter 6: Making Adaptations for Learners with Special Needs


Part 3: Task Specific Support

Chapter 7: Subject Specific Pedagogy

Chapter 8: Designing Instruction

Chapter 9: Assessing Learning

Chapter 10: Culminating Teaching Experience