Grade 8 Social Studies Zingers: Answering the Most-Missed STAAR Test Items

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Grade 8 Social Studies Zingers is a unique interactive workbook that engages ALL students in learning how to answer some of the most difficult released STAAR test items. These 15 chronologically organized Zingers each include:

  • Read Carefully: Helps students engage with what they already know about the given information.
  • Think About It: Students examine what two students think to help them become more aware of their own thinking.
  • Use Logic: Students systematically analyze each answer choice.
  • Guided Practice: Students apply what they learned to answer a similar test question with scaffolding.
  • On Your Own: 15 STAAR practice items with a stimulus such as a quote, graphic organizer, or image. About 50% of the STAAR test items include a stimulus.

Grade 8 Social Studies Zingers Teacher’s Edition

This one-color TE provides complete answers and is free with each set of 10 Student Editions.

Sirius Online – Grade 8 Social Studies

Sirius Online courses are available for all STAAR-tested subject areas and grade levels, including Grade 8 Social Studies, and can be used to support in-person, remote, or blended learning.

Sirius Online, with its interactive TEKS-based lessons, authentic STAAR practice, diagnostic and formal practice tests, and advanced reporting provides schools and districts with an invaluable resource for improving student progress, raising STAAR test scores, and addressing Accelerated Instruction requirements.

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