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MASTERING GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES TEKS

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If you are searching for a book to prepare your students for the new Grade 8 STAAR Test in Social Studies -- with its greater "rigor of assessment," its focus on interpreting documents, the names of many new historical figures, and tough new "readiness" standards  -- then your search has ended! This book has a clear and straight-forward narrative, Applying What You Have Learned, Amateur Historian, and Learning with Graphic Organizer activities, concept maps, study cards, scores of extracts from documents listed in the TEKS, hundreds of practice assessment items, and a final practice test based on the TEA blueprint. Why wouldn't each of your 8th grade students want an individual copy of this inexpensive book to study from in school and at home to ensure a stellar performance on the new high-stakes STAAR test? Use your IMA funding to help your STAARS really shine!
This book is only sold in sets of 10.

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SIMPLY THE BEST BOOK FOR THE NEW GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE AND ASSESSMENT!

THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE TEKS

  • The book provides comprehensive coverage of all the new TEKS in Grade 8 U.S. History.
  • Content sections provide a concise survey of American history that is in perfect alignment with the TEKS.
  • Written in a highly student-friendly style with a reading level appropriate for all types of students.
  • A multitude of maps, photographs, charts, tables and graphic organizers help to illuminate major events and developments.

THE BEST LEARNING FEATURES

Based on the principles of Classroom Instruction that Works and How People Learn: chapter openers act as advance organizers; word walls reinforce key terminology; important concepts are highlighted in Important Ideas, Learning with Graphic Organizers, Study Cards, and Concept Maps.

  • Applying What You Have Learned and Acting as an Amateur Historian activities reinforce learning and provide exciting ¿hands on¿ experiences for students in and out of the classroom.

THE BEST TAKING-TAKING STRATEGIES

  • Developed by nationally-recognized experts in the field of social studies with extensive experience in test-writing.
  • Several chapters are devoted to learning techniques for answering multiple-choice questions and an entire chapter shows students how to interpret historical documents ¿ an integral skill for the new Grade 8 assessment.
  • Checking Your Understanding sections in each chapter provide practice questions just like those that students will find on the real Grade 8 assessment. Each chapter contains Guided Practice for the first question, reinforcing students¿ test-taking skills.
  • A practice final examination provides further practice answering multiple-choice questions. Every question in the book is identified by the TEKS it assesses.

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