Demystifying the TExES EC-4 Generalist and ESL Exams Preparing for test day has never been more painless than with this hands-on, fail-safe guide to the subjects and strategies of the EC-4 Generalist and ESL TExES. Editors Janice Nath and John Ramsey bring together experts from each content area to give you the most effective strategies to navigate the exam. Beginning with a comprehensive tutorial on essential study skills, the lessons then guide you through the seven content areas: language arts and reading, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, music, and health and physical education. Sample lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, classroom observation forms, and practice questions help you apply each area to the classroom and connect theory and methodology to best practices. The book also features complete preparatory information on ESL supplemental certification and a chapter on teaching theatre arts. Whether you're new to teaching or just new to Texas, you'll get the score you need to succeed with the help of this valuable study resource! Get ready for test day! Familiarize yourself with the TExES testing process and question format with an overview of specific study skills. Concise, reader-friendly information makes studying effortless. Each chapter clearly presents the standards of the subject area, and then provides a detailed summary of the competencies and an overview of the related knowledge base. Each content area is directly applied to the classroom through model lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, and observation forms for field experiences. The chapter-by-chapter format lets you focus fully on each content area for efficient studying. Practice and discussion questions at the end of each chapter give you plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge. Comprehensive reviews of specific content area knowledge are provided in each content chapter. Includes a preparation countdown that takes you from a few months before the test to the day of the exam. A focus on methodology and effective ways to teach the content prepares students for the classroom with best practices and an understanding of the theory behind the methodologies.Nath, Janice L. is the author of 'Preparing to Teach Texas Content Areas The Texes Ec-4 Generalist and the Esl Supplement', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205503025 and ISBN 0205503020.