TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Kit

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  • Grade: 8
  • Guided Reading Level: U-Z
  • Interest Level: 8
  • ISBN: 9781493835904
  • Language: English
Description

Build reading skills with this comprehensive kit that offers exciting informational texts in the science, social studies, and mathematics subject areas, highlighting intriguing topics for middle school students. Developed by one of the leading experts in reading research - Timothy Rasinski - this extensive kit offers strategies to teach nonfiction content and boost student reading skills. This kit comes with 18 high-interest texts, purposefully leveled to increase comprehension and engage different types of learners. Each text features complex and rigorous content with different types of readers including: Narrative (biography and memoir), Exposition (high level of text complexity broken into chapters), and Compendium (independent chapters with various genres in one book). Aligned with Common Core State Standards, TIME Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Kit connects with McREL, WIDA/TESOL standards and prepares students for college and career. This extensive kit includes:

  • Nonfiction Readers - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32-64 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide - provides a theme lesson overview and content-focused writing activity for each trio of readers, a 5-page lesson plan for each title, answer keys, model lessons, and academic vocabulary
  • Assessment Guide - fluency and writing rubrics, as well as best practices
  • Digital and audio resources - includes student reproducibles, resources for school-home connection, and professional audio recordings to provide additional support for English language learners
  • Interactive e-Books - each title includes embedded video to support diverse media instruction

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each, 32-64 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher’s Guide with easy-to-implement lesson plans for each book
  • Assessment Guide in print and digital formats that include placement tests and formative and summative assessments
  • Home-School Connections
  • Interactiv-eBooks with three activities per book (close reading, comprehension, and writing)
  • Audio recordings of books to model fluent reading
TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Kit

Books - 18 titles, 6 copies each plus lesson plan

Each leveled reader motivates students to want to read with high-interest content and engaging illustrations and photographs. The authentic reading experiences help students develop vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills.

Power of Patterns: Cryptography 6-Pack

Power of Patterns: Cryptography 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25714


Cryptography is a mighty tool that has shaped the history of the world. The techniques to encode messages have evolved over time. Learn about the history of cryptography and its modern uses with this high-interest nonfiction book!

Power of Patterns: Coding 6-Pack

Power of Patterns: Coding 6-Pack

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25715


Imagine creating a useful tool simply by writing words on a page. With computer programming, you can make this happen! This leveled text guides students to increased fluency and comprehension as they read nonfiction text about computer programming.

Power of Patterns: Fractals 6-Pack

Power of Patterns: Fractals 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25716


Fractals are defined as shapes that exhibit self-similarity and high complexity. This high-interest reader introduces students to fractals, and teaches them new concepts and vocabulary terms, while increasing fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text.

Safe & Sound: Stop Bullying 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Stop Bullying 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25717


This nonfiction book teaches the various types of bullying, the effects it can have on both victims and instigators, how to recognize bullying, and how to help put a stop to it. Guide students through an important topic with this leveled text.

Safe & Sound: Social Media 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Social Media 6-Pack

Level: 8.7

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25718


Explore the history of the Internet and social media while learning how to safely navigate them! This high-interest informational text covers important topics including cyberbullying, phishing, copyright infringement, plagiarism, spam, viruses and more.

Safe & Sound: Our Health 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Our Health 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25719


How can you live a happy and healthy life? This book shows you the right foods to eat and why you should be eating them as well as why exercise is good for both your body and your mind. Learn how to manage stress, relationships, and so much more!

Power of Patterns: Cryptography 6-Pack

Power of Patterns: Coding 6-Pack

Power of Patterns: Fractals 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Stop Bullying 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Social Media 6-Pack

Safe & Sound: Our Health 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Level: 8.7

$59.99

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Item Number: 25714

Item Number: 25715

Item Number: 25716

Item Number: 25717

Item Number: 25718

Item Number: 25719

True Life: Alexander Hamilton 6-Pack

True Life: Alexander Hamilton 6-Pack

Level: 8.7

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25723


Hamilton's influence still resonates through America. Learn about the ups and downs of the relationships in Hamilton's personal and political life with this nonfiction reader! This leveled text guides students to increased fluency and comprehension.

True Life: Frederick Douglass 6-Pack

True Life: Frederick Douglass 6-Pack

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25724


This is the true-life story of Frederick Douglass, as seen through his eyes and the eyes of those who influenced and inspired him along the way. This purposefully leveled text guides students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text.

True Life: Alice Paul 6-Pack

True Life: Alice Paul 6-Pack

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25725


Alice Paul dedicated her entire life to women's rights. She was one of the greatest activists, social-justice advocates, and civil rights leaders in history. This leveled reader guides students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text.

Surprising Things We Do for Beauty 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Do for Beauty 6-Pack

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25726


The perception of beauty varies from person to person and culture to culture. This high-interest text teaches students about other cultures' interpretations of what makes people beautiful and gives meaningful insight into those cultures' ways of life.

Surprising Things We Eat 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Eat 6-Pack

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25727


Sink your teeth into delicacies from different places and cultures and discover the stories behind the food from around the world that people love to eat. This leveled reader guides students to increased fluency and comprehension of nonfiction text.

Surprising Things We Do for Fun 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Do for Fun 6-Pack

Level: 8.6

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25728


From chess boxing to worm charming, our planet is filled with some peculiar pastimes. With this high-interest, leveled nonfiction reader, teach students about the strange and unusual ways that people from around the world choose to pass the time.

True Life: Alexander Hamilton 6-Pack

True Life: Frederick Douglass 6-Pack

True Life: Alice Paul 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Do for Beauty 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Eat 6-Pack

Surprising Things We Do for Fun 6-Pack

Level: 8.7

$59.99

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Level: 8.4

$59.99

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Level: 8.6

$59.99

Item Number: 25723

Item Number: 25724

Item Number: 25725

Item Number: 25726

Item Number: 25727

Item Number: 25728

You Are There! Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863 6-Pack

You Are There! Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863 6-Pack

Level: 8.2

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25933


Experience the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of a 14-year-old soldier serving as a drummer in the Confederate Army. Featuring TIME content, this 6-Pack of nonfiction readers builds critical literacy skills while enriching content-area instruction.

You Are There! Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 6-Pack

You Are There! Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 6-Pack

Level: 8.5

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25934


Teach students about the historical attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 with this nonfiction reader. Featuring TIME content, this leveled text builds critical literacy skills while engaging students and enriching content-area instruction.

You Are There! March on Washington, August 28, 1963 6-Pack

You Are There! March on Washington, August 28, 1963 6-Pack

Level: 8.2

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25935


On August 28, 1963, some 250,000 people marched peacefully from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in the name of equality for African Americans. Teach students about the March on Washington with this 6-Pack of nonfiction readers.

Game Changers: Lin-Manuel Miranda 6-Pack

Game Changers: Lin-Manuel Miranda 6-Pack

Level: 8.8

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25936


This biography details the fascinating life of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning actor, playwright, and composer of Hamilton: An American Musical. Featuring TIME content, this nonfiction reader builds literacy skills and enriches instruction.

Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling 6-Pack

Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling 6-Pack

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25937


This intriguing biography examines the life of the writer who brought us the magical world of Harry Potter. Featuring TIME content, this nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills while engaging students and enriching content-area instruction.

Game Changers: Kwame Alexander 6-Pack

Game Changers: Kwame Alexander 6-Pack

Level: 8.0

$59.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25938


This intriguing biography examines the life of the author of The Crossover, which won the Newbery Medal in 2015. Featuring TIME content, this nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills while engaging students and enriching content-area instruction.

You Are There! Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863 6-Pack

You Are There! Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 6-Pack

You Are There! March on Washington, August 28, 1963 6-Pack

Game Changers: Lin-Manuel Miranda 6-Pack

Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling 6-Pack

Game Changers: Kwame Alexander 6-Pack

Level: 8.2

$59.99

Level: 8.5

$59.99

Level: 8.2

$59.99

Level: 8.8

$59.99

Level: 8.3

$59.99

Level: 8.0

$59.99

Item Number: 25933

Item Number: 25934

Item Number: 25935

Item Number: 25936

Item Number: 25937

Item Number: 25938

TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Add-on Pack

TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Add-on Pack

Level:

$158.99

Grade: 8

Item Number: 25593


The TIME Nonfiction Readers, Grade 8 Add-On Pack offers an exciting mix of high-interest readers in the science, social studies, and math subject areas. This Add-On Pack provides a collection of interesting texts to add to your classroom library.

TIME® Nonfiction Readers: Grade 8 Add-on Pack

Level:

$158.99

Item Number: 25593

Teacher's Guide

Provide teachers with the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively with easy-to-use, standards-based lesson plans. Each lesson is organized in a consistent format for ease of use. Lessons focus on two of the following key nonfiction skills or strategies:

  • Establishing a purpose
  • Monitoring reading
  • Using prior knowledge
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Previewing
  • Using mental images
  • Understanding text structure
  • Predicting

Each trio of readers is accompanied by a variety of texts such as primary sources, articles, poems, and other text types.

Teacher's Guide

Assessment Guide

The Assessment Guide includes research about assessments, how to use the included assessments, a series Placement Test in digital format, an oral reading record and multiple choice questions for each book, cited references, and an answer key for the lesson

Assessment Guide

Interactiv-eBooks

Integrate technology into literacy instruction and prepare students for a more technologically advanced world through Interactiv-eBooks provided in each Nonfiction Readers kit.

Enhance instruction through meaningful tools for interacting with the text. For assessing students' fluency and comprehension, teachers can use the Interactiv-eBooks to prompt questions within the text through digital sticky notes, as well as encourage students to record themselves reading with the record tool to practice fluent reading.

Interactiv-eBooks can be used in a group, paired, or individual setting. Interactiv-eBooks are available as a Single Classroom License in each Nonfiction Readers kit, but can be ordered as School Site Licenses as well.

Audio Recordings

Professional recordings of books and poems model fluent reading.

Home-School Connections

Encourage parents and families to extend their child's reading development and build literacy skills at home with the Parent Tips booklet provided digitally within each Nonfiction Readers kit.

Filled with tips to help develop reading skills at home, teachers can easily print and share the document with parents and caregivers to use with their children. In addition to informational texts found at home, digital versions of each book in the kit can also be printed and replicated for students to take home.

Home-School Connections
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