Test-taking strategies and content area reviews for successfully passing California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). KEY TOPICS: Education, reading instruction, RICA, test preparation guide, elementary reading instruction MARKET This is the essential guide for all California Multiple Teaching Credential candidates required to take the RICA.
About the Author: Dr. James Zarrillo is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS) at California State University, East Bay. Earlier, Dr. Zarrillo was the Associate Dean of CEAS and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at California State University, Long Beach and an elementary school teacher in Burbank, California. In addition to Ready for RICA, Dr. Zarrillo is author of Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Principles and Applications (Fourth Edition, Pearson, 2012); Teaching Reading with Children's Literature (co-authored with Carole Cox, Macmillan, 1993); and Multicultural Literature, Multicultural Teaching (Harcourt Brace, 1994).