If you’re an aspiring middle school teacher looking to teach language arts in Pennsylvania, the state wants to make sure you’re competent enough to teach in a classroom setting. That’s why you’ll be required to take and pass the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts exam.
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The Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts test is different from other tests in that it focuses on only one subject matter. However, as you know, English language arts encompasses many elements, such as reading, writing and literacy.
This 90-minute test consists of 90 questions and focuses on these three areas. You will be asked to read passages and answer questions related to stories, poetry and drama. You will also be tested on your interpretation skills as they relate to essays, biographies and other informational texts.
You will also need to be aware of various forms of writing and literary genres as well as use critical reasoning. This can be vague, making it complicated to study efficiently. That’s why you should consider taking the Praxis PA Grades 4-8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts (5156) practice test. This practice test gives you a good idea of the types of questions you can expect on the real test. You’ll see what types of concepts you’ll need to know about so you can test successfully.
To aid in your study, consider the accompanying study guide. This study guide will help answer questions you may have and help direct your studying so you focus on the terms and elements that will be present on the test.