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Middle/Upper Grades

  • Illustrated fiction, informational texts, and engaging exercises improve reading for enhanced learning across disciplines. Spectrum® Reading for grade 8 is a fun, standards-based language arts workbook that strengthens reading comprehension skills by increasing children’s ability to understand, process, and analyze text.Strong reading skills are the basis of school success, and Spectrum Reading for grade 8 will help children triumph over language arts and beyond. This standards-based workbook uses engaging text to support understanding knowledge integration, key ideas, story structure, and details.Spectrum Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
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    • Answer Key
  • Science taps into a kid’s natural curiosity—help your child explore fascinating facts and compelling passages with a workbook that generates interest and teaches key concepts. Spectrum® Science for grade 6 introduces, reviews, and reinforces the skills your child needs to thrive in this subject.Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures children’s attention. Spectrum Science for grade 6 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about thermodynamics, biological adaptation, and geological disturbances.When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills with an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate our extraordinary world!
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    • Answer Key
  • Science taps into a kid’s natural curiosity—help your child explore fascinating facts and compelling passages with a workbook that generates interest and teaches key concepts. Spectrum® Science for grade 7 introduces, reviews, and reinforces the skills your child needs to thrive in this subject.Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures children’s attention. Spectrum Science for grade 7 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about homeostasis, migration, cloning, and acid rain.When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills with an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate our extraordinary world!
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    • Answer Key
  • Science taps into a kid’s natural curiosity—help your child explore fascinating facts and compelling passages with a workbook that generates interest and teaches key concepts. Spectrum® Science for grade 8 introduces, reviews, and reinforces the skills your child needs to thrive in this subject.Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures children’s attention. Spectrum Science for grade 8 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about the nature of light, the detection of distant planets, and internal combustion engines.When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills with an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate our extraordinary world!
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    • Answer Key
  • Strong writing skills help children soar! Clear, concise communication benefits kids throughout school and into adulthood. Spectrum® Writing for grade 6 guides blossoming writers through the writing, proofreading, and editing process to create a strong foundation essential for school success.Spectrum Writing for grade 6 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write sentences, personal stories, descriptions, how-to instructions, reports, opinions, and more. Spectrum Writing workbooks guide students as they write for a variety of purposes, including writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Lessons support current state standards. Step-by-step instructions help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A Writer’s Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete Answer Key is included. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make these workbooks an essential resource for school success.,p>Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.
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    • Answer Key
  • Strong writing skills help children soar! Clear, concise communication benefits kids throughout school and into adulthood. Spectrum® Writing for grade 7 guides blossoming writers through the writing, proofreading, and editing process to create a strong foundation essential for school success.Spectrum Writing for grade 7 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write sentences, personal stories, descriptions, how-to instructions, reports, opinions, and more. Spectrum Writing workbooks guide students as they write for a variety of purposes, including writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Lessons support current state standards. Step-by-step instructions help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A Writer’s Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete Answer Key is included. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make these workbooks an essential resource for school success.,p>Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.
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    • Answer Key
  • Strong writing skills help children soar! Clear, concise communication benefits kids throughout school and into adulthood. Spectrum® Writing for grade 8 guides blossoming writers through the writing, proofreading, and editing process to create a strong foundation essential for school success.Spectrum Writing for grade 8 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write sentences, personal stories, descriptions, how-to instructions, reports, opinions, and more. Spectrum Writing workbooks guide students as they write for a variety of purposes, including writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Lessons support current state standards. Step-by-step instructions help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A Writer’s Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete Answer Key is included. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make these workbooks an essential resource for school success.,p>Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.
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    • Answer Key
  • The Mark Twain Earth and Space Science book challenges students to work together while solving real-world problems.STEM Labs for Earth and Space Science for sixth–eighth grades provides 26 integrated labs that cover the topics of:
    • geology
    • oceanography
    • meteorology
    • astronomy
    The integrated labs encourage students to apply scientific inquiry, content knowledge, and technological design.STEM success requires creativity, communication, and collaboration. Mark Twain’s Earth and Space Science workbook for middle school explains STEM education concepts and provides materials for instruction and assessment. Each lab incorporates the following components:
    • creativity
    • teamwork
    • communication
    • critical thinking
    From supplemental books to classroom décor, Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing the very best products for middle-grade and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects, including language arts, fine arts, government, history, social studies, math, science, and character.
  • The Mark Twain Life Science book helps students develop communication skills for STEM success.STEM Labs for Life Science by Mark Twain includes 26 fun, integrated labs that help students understand concepts such as:
    • life
    • human body systems
    • ecosystems
    This middle school life science book encourages students to collaborate and communicate to solve real-world problems.The STEM Labs for Life Science book for sixth–eighth grades features introductory materials to explain STEM education concepts and provides materials for instruction and assessment. Correlated to meet current state standards, each lab combines the following essential STEM concepts:
    • communication
    • creativity
    • teamwork
    • critical thinking
    The Mark Twain Publishing Company provides classroom decorations and supplemental books for middle-grade and upper-grade classrooms. These products are designed by leading educators and cover science, math, behavior management, history, government, language arts, fine arts, and social studies.
  • This Mark Twain Physical Science book encourages your students to collaborate while solving real-world science problems.Filled with 26 hands-on activities, the STEM Labs for Physical Science book challenges students to apply content knowledge, technological design, and scientific inquiry to solve problems. Topics covered include:
    • matter
    • motion
    • energy
    This physical science book correlates to current state standards.Cultivate an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math by encouraging students to collaborate and communicate for STEM success. STEM Labs for Physical Science includes lab activities to motivate students to work together, and it also provides you with materials for instruction and assessment. Labs incorporate the following components:
    • critical thinking
    • teamwork
    • creativity
    • communication
    Mark Twain Media Publishing Company creates products to support success in science, math, language arts, fine arts, history, social studies, government, and character. Designed by educators for educators, the Mark Twain Publishing product line specializes in providing excellent supplemental books and content-rich décor for middle-grade and upper-grade classrooms.
  • Present basic information about the complex human body without overwhelming students in grades 5 and up with medical jargon!Understanding the Human Body makes the study of the human body even more fascinating with Far Out Facts, fun tidbits of information that will keep students on their toes.The 80-page science resource book includes a number of websites that provide students the opportunity to further explore various body systems or concepts identified in the activities.This book supports National Science Education Standards.
  • Evidence-Based Inquiry Using Primary Sources, grade six, offers many opportunities for inquiry-based learning. This high-interest book is the perfect tool to increase reading comprehension. The primary sources, obtained from the Library of Congress, are photos of actual people, events, and symbols of another era. Accompanying text lends context to the photos and is offered at three readability levels to allow for differentiation. A final page in each section presents questions and prompts to encourage students to ask questions, look for answers, and make connections between the past and the present. Students will enjoy the primary source subjects, which range from assembly lines to immigration to Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull. --The Evidence-Based Inquiry Using Primary Sources series for grades 1 to 6 will engage students in a world of inquiry and discovery. Inquiry-based learning is active learning that elicits a higher level of reading comprehension. The pages of these books contain exciting and fascinating real-world photographs, advertising, recipe cards, theater programs, posters, letters, and maps, as well as other interesting items that document history. Each book highlights 15 primary sources across four pages each. The first three pages of each set present the same primary source with text that is differentiated for three reading levels. The last page of each set offers questions and prompts to encourage higher-level thinking and inquiry.