Elmer's English resources, revived

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  1. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

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    Since you're looking at just the one subtest, try going back to the CSET Web site and pulling up the Subtest Description for Subtest III, which should focus in on the issues that are peculiar to that subtest.

    Oh, and keep asking questions in these parts.
     
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    Thanks so much! I'd downloaded the SMR and sample test, but missed the test desription. That'll help. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you Elmer! I'll be taking the test in a week and your resources are a big help!
     
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    Good luck to all of you taking the CSET! I'll be sending out positive mojo to you! :D
     
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    Thanks -- we can definitely use it!
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    roberts, I think you'll do fine.
     
  7. roberts3206

    roberts3206 Rookie

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    From the old saying, "from your lips to God's ears."

    :D

    I'm not stressed about it. I'm sure it will be fine!
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    Good.

    Sometimes the nervousness in these parts is enough to make even the strongest of TeacherGroupies quail.
     
  9. SD Teacher

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    Thanks, I NEED IT!! :D
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    If a question gets you stuck, think about how you'd help a stuck kid through it.
     
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    Thank you so much Elmer!!!!!! Incredibly helpful!! :) I'm planning on taking the CSET in September and November. Thank you!
     
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    Thanks so much for posting this!!! What a great resource!!!!
     
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    Thanks for all the helpful tips. I am taking Subtest III and IV in Sept for the third time. I really want to get this darn test out of the way and on to my teaching career. If anyone has any other tips please let me know!!! Best of luck to all those who are trying to get through this hurdle before we can teach.
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Third time... What are you seeing on side 2 of your score reports?
     
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    I'm taking all four sections next month and I am determined to pass all of them. I'm taking test prep courses for each section and I wanted to thank you guys for your prep notes. I'll use all the help I can get!
     
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    Wow, thanks a ton. I have just decided to take the FTCE and teach drama (what I have my BFA in) however there are no study guides on this subject (except Teaching Solutions but everything I've read has been very negative). Your notes at least give me a place to start. I graduated from college 12 years ago! Thanks again!
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, NYUsister. (My goddaughter's an NYU alum...)

    If you did't keep your textbooks from college, and even if you did, your local big bookstore could be helpful - the last Barnes & Noble I visited turned out to have quite a robust section on theatre arts. You might also try searching the Web for drama teachers' professional associations - there's likely to be helpful material on the Web sites. And most states' departments of education have content standards online - you could check New York's, of course, but other states might have useful sets as well.
     
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    Thanks. I actually JUST donated all my college texts to the LA library before I moved back to Florida. I just recently decided that teaching drama was the next course my life would take but the library is a great resource.

    I am actually in Florida at this stage (but I'd like to eventually go back to NY to teach).
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    For very fast help, you may find these links from Answers.com helpful - be sure to look at the subsidiary links:

    http://www.answers.com/topic/linguistics?cat=technology
    http://www.answers.com/topic/language?cat=health

    A better option if you have time would be a good short accessible introduction to language or introduction to linguistics. Aitchison's Teach Yourself Linguistics, or Ronald Macaulay's The Social Art: Language and Its Uses, which has just been reissued in a second edition, are good choices.
     
  20. 2BTeach

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    The Elmer's Information is really helpful. Study literary/figurative language. Write very structured essays (go back to the old five paragraph essay).Make sure you are manipulating proper punctuation and spelling. It took me three tries but after studying this last time I passed III and IV finally. Good luck.
     

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