Spectrum 8th Grade Writing Workbook—State Standards for Focused Writing Practice With Writer’s Handbook and Answer Key for Homeschool or Classroom (144 pgs)


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WORKBOOK FEATURES:

• Ages 13–14, Grade 8

• 4 chapters, 144 pages, 10.9 inches x 8.4 inches

• Topics covered: the writing process, paragraph structure, informative, argumentative, and story writing, and more

• Writer’s handbook

• Answer key included

FOCUSED PRACTICE: Spectrum’s Eight Grade Writing Workbook leads middle school writers through each step of the writing process so they can develop and practice critical thinking skills in creative writing, informative writing, and persuasive writing. The 144-page workbook helps kids learn core concepts such as figurative language, parts of a story, point of view, context, theme, bias, organization strategies, using outlines, and selecting and citing reliable sources.

CORRELATED TO CURRENT STATE STANDARDS: This standards-based workbook will help your child improve their proficiency in essential writing skills including developmental writing skills, audience focus, introductions and conclusions, writing arguments to support claims, prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading written works.

HOW IT WORKS: Each lesson focuses on a specific concept to help your eighth grader improve their writing skills. The progressive lessons teach and reinforce written language skills with step-by-step instructions, clear examples, and engaging open-ended writing exercises. The writer’s handbook reinforces grammar and language skills to support student success.

WORKING TOGETHER: Parents, teachers, and students can accurately gauge student learning and writing mastery using the answer key.

WHY SPECTRUM: For more than 20 years, Spectrum has provided solutions for parents who want to help their children get ahead and for teachers who want their students to meet and exceed set learning goals; the workbooks are also an excellent resource for homeschooling. Spectrum partners with you in supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way.


From the Publisher

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Overview

Focused practice for math mastery

Focused practice for language arts mastery

Focused practice for reading comprehension

Focused practice for language arts mastery

Focused practice for math mastery

Focused practice for math mastery

Grades

8

8

7

7

7

6-8

Skills

Rational and irrational numbers, linear equations, Pythagorean Theorem, geometry in the coordinate plane, probability and statistics

Grammar and usage, parts of speech and sentence types, vocabulary acquisition and usage

Fiction and non-fiction passages, story structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details

Grammar and usage, parts of speech and sentence types, vocabulary acquisition and usage

Positive and negative integers, ratios and proportions, algebraic equations and inequalities, geometric problem solving, probability and statistics

Equations and inequalities, functions and graphing, rational numbers

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