Use It! Don't Lose It! Daily Language Practice Grade 8
This daily practice series helps students develop and retain their language and math skills. Each title challenges students with five problems a day, every day, for 36 weeks. The practice activities are set up in a spiraling scope and sequence so that students practice skills at regular intervals. Each week's problems are based on a grade-level-appropriate topic so each time a skill is presented, it has a new context, requiring students to recall what they know and apply it to a new situation.
Don't let your students lose skills they've mastered when they move on to a new topic; use these books to keep them from getting rusty. Each book provides review exercises for five days a week for 36 weeks. Five problems a day are provided for Monday through Thursday, with exercises dealing in vocabulary, spelling, mechanics, grammar, literature, research, writing skills, and more. These exercises come in a variety of formats, including identifying parts of sentences, proofreading/editing sentences, sequencing, and multiple choice, short answer, and definition questions. Each Friday page has a longer reading comprehension passage with several questions and an additional writing task. The practice in each workbook is set up in a "spiraling sequence," so students come back to each skill at a regular interval. Black and white drawings illustrate the exercises. Most of the questions can be answered directly in the book (except the Friday writing prompts) and pages are reproducible. These exercises are quick and simple but effectively cover and review the important skills at each grade level. Scope and sequence charts and answers are included in each book; 128 pgs, pb. - Rachel