Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Secrets Study Guide

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 1627331816
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 104
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Secrets helps you ace the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to VCLA Test Success: Time Is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific VCLA test, and much more...



VCLA Virginia Communication and Literacy AssessmentPractice Test 2

VCLA Virginia Communication and Literacy AssessmentPractice Test 2 Author Sharon Wynne
ISBN-10 160787282X
Release 2011-04
Pages 72
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Are you ready to teach? Don't let a certification exam delay your career. Practice for the real exam with this 84 question and 2 constructed response practice test that covers the core content found on the VCLA Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment teacher certification exam.



Josie s Story

Josie s Story Author Sorrel King
ISBN-10 0802198988
Release 2010-09-14
Pages 272
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Sorrel King was a 32-year-old mother of four when her eighteen-month-old daughter, Josie, was horribly burned by water from a faulty water heater in the family’s new Baltimore home. She was taken to Johns Hopkins—renowned as one of the best hospitals in the world—and Sorrel stayed in the hospital with Josie day-in and day-out until she had almost completely recovered. Just before her discharge, however, Sorrel noticed something was wrong—Josie was looking pale, she appeared severely dehydrated, and her eyes were rolling back in her head. Sorrel pleaded with the doctors and nurses (many of whom she had become close to) that something was wrong, and they agreed to stop administering Josie methadone, the narcotic they were using to wean her off morphine. Josie had begun noticeably improving when a new nurse approached her with a syringe of methadone. When Sorrel tried to stop her from administering the drug, the nurse said that the orders had been changed again. Sorrel, against her better judgment, decided that Hopkins must know best, and stepped back. Almost as soon as the drug had been injected into Josie’s system, she went into cardiac arrest. The doctors raced to save her, but by the time they stabilized her, Josie was brain dead, her organs shutting down one by one. She passed away shortly thereafter, her family having made the choice to take her off life support. In the days and months that followed, Sorrel went through the tumultuous processes of grieving. For a while, she thought she would not survive; suicide and alcohol both seemed like viable escape possibilities, and Sorrel toyed with both. But ultimately it was her rage that kept her alive—rage at the doctors, at Hopkins, and at the medical institution that had allowed this to happen. She wanted the doctors to feel the same pain she had caused them. She wanted to destroy Hopkins “brick by brick.” Dizzy with grief, she came close to ending her marriage, but slowly pulled herself and her life back together, for the sake of her family, and for the memory of Josie. It was around this time that Sorrel learned a staggering fact—though indeed an error, Josie’s death wasn’t a fluke in the statistical sense of the word. About 98,000 American patients die a year as the result of medical error, making it the fourth most prevalent cause of death in the US. Armed with this fact, the money from her settlement with Hopkins, and a vague awareness that Josie’s death could have been prevented, Sorrel began to penetrate the healthcare industry. An appearance on Good Morning America and a long article in the Baltimore Sun raised the public profiles of her and her mission, while speaking requests began to pour in from hospitals and healthcare groups across the world. For the most part, medical errors had simply not been talked about; most doctors involved in them were paralyzed by remorse and fear of lawsuits, while the patients were dead or badly injured and their families crippled by grief. Sorrel was helping to pull back the curtain on an all-too-common killer, and the world of healthcare knew it. Despite some initial resistance, most in the industry came to welcome her message, and to look to her for answers. With the help of other patient safety advocates—many of them doctors, and some of them the very Hopkins officials who had defended the hospital after Josie’s death—Sorrel and The Josie King Foundation began to develop and implement in hospitals basic programs that emphasize communication, respect of the patient, and attentiveness to their concerns. Rapid Response Teams, for instance, can be called from the beside by patients or their families who feel they are experiencing a serious change in their condition that is not getting sufficient attention from hospital floor staff. A team made up of doctors, nurses and a patient relations coordinator responds quickly to evaluate the patient and develop a plan for care. This is just one example of a program that came out of Sorrel’s efforts, and it’s in place in hospitals across the country, and has saved countless lives. Sorrel’s account of her unlikely path from grieving parent to nationally renowned advocate is interwoven with descriptions of her and her family’s slow but steady road to recovery, and ends with a deeply affecting description of a ski trip they took recently. The sun is shining, her children are healthy, and they are all profoundly happy—a condition that Sorrel has learned to appreciate all the more for Josie. The book ends with a resource guide for patients, their families, and healthcare providers; it includes information about how to best manage a hospital stay and how to handle a medical error if one does occur. Two prominent characters from the story, Hopkins’ lawyer Rick Kidwell and Paul Bekman, the personal injury attorney who handled the case for the King family, have come together to contribute advice in a Q & A section, and Sorrel also provides lists of general advice, useful online resources, and essential books on the subject.



VCLA Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Teacher Certification Exam

VCLA  Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Teacher Certification Exam Author Sharon Wynne
ISBN-10 1607871084
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 176
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Designed for beginning teachers, this comprehensive study guide from XAMonline is your must-have resource to prepare for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) certification exam. This VCLA study guide is aligned specifically to current state standards and offers an overview of the core competencies and skills for the domains of Reading Comprehension and Analysis, and Writing Knowledge and Proficiency. Once you've mastered key concepts like cause-and-effect relationships, improving unity and focus, and correcting sentence fragments and run-ons practice for the real exam with 74 multiple-choice and two constructed response questions. All questions include detailed answer rationales. Don't let a certification test delay your teaching career; get the guide that gets results, XAMonline for certification success the first time!



Reading for Virginia Educators Elementary and Special Education Exam Secrets Study Guide

Reading for Virginia Educators Elementary and Special Education Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Rve Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
ISBN-10 1627331638
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 104
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education Exam Secrets helps you ace the Reading for Virginia Educators Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to RVE Test Success: Time Is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific RVE test, and much more...



Praxis Elementary Education

Praxis Elementary Education Author Sharon Wynne
ISBN-10 1607874601
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 412
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This is a timely and affordable study guide for the PRAXIS 5001 teacher certification test. Testing of new standards begins August 2015. This is the only product on the market that has EXPANDED, aligned content and a full sample test with answer explanations. Many states -- but not all -- that formerly required 5031 have adopted test 5001. Changes include almost doubling the coverage of content. The skills have expanded in ELA and math. The test formerly had 210 questions and now has 235 questions. The number of social science questions will be reduced by ten questions. This product provides a highway to success, quickly and efficiently gathering more content succinctly, including each of the four subtests, aligned expanded descriptive statements, with their corresponding numerous and authoritative examples. Since Praxis 5001 is an unusually long test, it is in the candidate s best interest to augment this study guide with our additional suite of digital products which include interactive bundled tests that are comprised of questions from three tests, that include time on question as well as time on test. By contrast, this product is not a broad review of subtests with generic videos or generic categories clustered under subtests, because it defeats the purpose of PRAXIS specificity. Our sample test questions are aligned to specific skills. In conclusion, this product is unique because of its specific content, unpacked deliberately, with standards-aligned sample test questions and explanations. Common Core standards have been added."



Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests

Praxis Core For Dummies  with Online Practice Tests Author Carla C. Kirkland
ISBN-10 9781118612576
Release 2014-09-03
Pages 432
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Get the ultimate guide to the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators, complete with practice tests The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators test has replaced the Praxis (PPST) as the pre-certification exam for educators, and plenty has changed. The new exam still tests competency in reading, writing, and mathematics, but the bar has been raised and the focus is more on critical thinking to provide states and agencies better candidate qualification indicators. The new test is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards, with expanded testing that more accurately reflects the nation's changing educational standards. Praxis® For Dummies, with online practice tests is the ultimate study guide for the exam. As an educator, you know how thorough preparation can effect performance, and this is one exam that requires your very best. The book contains a detailed overview so you know what to expect on test day, and three full-length practice exams that allow you to work out the kinks in advance. Completely geared toward the new test, Praxis® Core For Dummies, with online practice tests features the most updated information on the market. Learn which topics you know well by answering hundreds of test questions Understand how to prepare for the required essays Hone your test-taking skills with strategies that will help you ace the exam The book also includes access to practice tests online as well as detailed answer explanations that helps you discover your weak areas in time to improve them. While outdated study guides are sure to leave you unprepared, Praxis® Core For Dummies, with online practice tests is your ultimate study guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.



The Paradox of Generosity

The Paradox of Generosity Author Christian Smith
ISBN-10 9780199394906
Release 2014
Pages 261
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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into many social practices. Organ donation, gift-giving, the funding of charities, and political views on taxation can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms philanthropy can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact - usually good, sometimes destructive - that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and nuanced analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly - random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seekingto understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.



A Whale for the Killing

A Whale for the Killing Author Farley Mowat
ISBN-10 9781771000291
Release 2012-04-06
Pages 240
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When an 80-ton Fin Whale became trapped in a lagoon near his Newfoundland home, Farley Mowat rejoiced: here was a unique chance to observe one of the world's most magnificent creatures up close. But some of his neighbours saw a different opportunity altogether: in a prolonged fit of violence, they blasted the whale with rifle fire, and scarred its back with motorboat propellers. Mowat appealed desperately to the police, to marine biologists, finally to the Canadian press. But it was too late. Mowat's poignant and compelling story is an eloquent argument for the end of the whale hunt, and the rediscovery of the empathy that makes us human.



Common Sense Police Supervision

Common Sense Police Supervision Author Gerald W. Garner
ISBN-10 9780398085803
Release 2008
Pages 356
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this practical hands-on book is packed full of step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for carrying out a multitude of leadership tasks and responsibilities focused on a changing work force that serves an equally changing and complex society. While emphasizing the real value of common sense in good leadership practices, the author furnishes the aspiring novice or veteran police supervisor with specific advice on how to train, counsel, inspect, discipline and assess the performance of his or her subordinates. He strives to help the supervisor with the vital oblig.



Mind Your Manners B B Wolf

Mind Your Manners  B B  Wolf Author Judy Sierra
ISBN-10 9780375835322
Release 2007
Pages 40
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When B.B. Wolf, who now lives in the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to the library for a storybook tea, he is careful to follow the advice of his crocodile friend and impresses everyone with how polite he can be.



Solutions to Campus Cycle Shop

Solutions to Campus Cycle Shop Author Jerry J. Weygandt
ISBN-10 0471136530
Release 1996-01
Pages 24
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Solutions to Campus Cycle Shop has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Solutions to Campus Cycle Shop also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Solutions to Campus Cycle Shop book for free.