Elementary Content 0014 Study Plan

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  1. EE0702

    EE0702 New Member

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    I'm about to start studying for the Elementary Content test and want to know from those of you that passed what you would recommend for the best study plan.

    I have the Research & Education study books they carry in Barnes & Noble for the tests. Is there a class you can recommend?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    a few really good books to use are the home schooling books called - Everything Your 1st Grader Needs to Know, Everything Your 2nd Needs to Know, etc. I think the books go up to 5th or 6th grade. Those are what I used to study from and I passed the test with no problem. You can buy them for like $3-5 each on Amazon used books, plus shipping.
     
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    EE0702, have you downloaded the Tests at a Glance document for 0014 from the ETS Web site? It's free, and it contains an outline of what it is that will be tested on the test - you can use that as a checklist of topics to be sure you understand as you go through the resources you work with.

    What areas have you most concerned?
     
  5. Mommytoteacher

    Mommytoteacher Rookie

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    I recommend taking as many practice tests as you can find you determine what your weaknesses are.

    I did a lot of my studying on online sites that were tailor made for middle schoolers and high schoolers that are studying in special areas. I found the sites on the library computers. I spent hours reviewing history, science principles and basic grammar and writing styles. Math was a little harder to find good study guides, but I just kept taking various practice math tests that would explain the answers.

    I was shocked at how well I did (179). The test had a lot of concept questions in the social studies section, not knowing dates and names. Understanding things like Marxism, socialism, feudalism, suplpy and demand, the make up of the earth surface and tectonic plates, etc.. helps. However, word of warning, the tests change for every testing date. What I had may not be on the next test. My cousin has taken it three times and has had three different tests. All completely different. Not a single question the same!!!!

    Good luck studying!!
     
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    Most teacher tests exist in multiple versions, it's true. That's where thinking skills come in handy. It's important not to get so derailed by questions phrased from unfamiliar perspectives that you forget to look for what you really do know there.
     

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