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TExES ELA and Reading 4-8 (117) Book + Online

TExES ELA and Reading 4-8 (117) Book + Online

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By Dr. Kathleen C. Tice
Print Edition $39.95


  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: September 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-7386-8829-9

REA’s TExES English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (117) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom!

Teacher candidates seeking certification to become ELA teachers for the middle grades in Texas public schools must take the TExES ELA & Reading 4-8 (117) test.

Written by Dr. Kathleen Tice, a nationally recognized expert in literacy and teacher education based at the University of Texas at Arlington, REA's Book + Online prep provides extensive coverage of the exam’s two domains and nine competencies.

In addition to a thorough review, this test prep features a diagnostic test and 2 full-length practice tests (1 in the book and 1 online)  that deal with every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Our online tests offer timed testing conditions, automatic scoring, and diagnostic feedback on every question to help teacher candidates zero in on the topics that give them trouble now, so they can succeed on test day.

REA’s test prep package includes:

- Comprehensive review of all content categories tested on the TExES ELA & Reading 4-8 exam
- Online diagnostic that pinpoints strengths and weaknesses to help focus study
- 2 full-length practice tests based on actual exam questions
- Practice test answers explained in detail
- Proven study tips, strategies, and confidence-boosting advice
- Online practice tests feature timed testing, automatic scoring, and topic-level feedback

REA’s TExES ELA & Reading 4-8 (117) is a must-have for Texas teacher candidates seeking an ELA/Reading certificate for grades 4-8.


About the Author

Dr. Kathleen C. Tice is the Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington. She also teaches courses in literacy studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research has focused upon teacher knowledge development and service-learning in teacher preparation. She has served as the annual conference Program Chair for the Service-Learning & Experiential Education–Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. She is a co-editor of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning in Teacher Education. Dr. Tice won a 2015 Literacy Grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Her teaching awards include the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teacher Award. She received her master’s degree in reading education from the University of Houston, and earned her Ph.D. in reading and in English/language arts education from the University of Texas at Austin.