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Pre-GED ® Skill Workbooks How to Use the Books With Your Class*. About the Series Assessment and Instruction Overview Pre-Test Skill Builder Lessons GED Test-Smart Lessons Posttest Answer Key

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pre ged skill workbooks how to use the books with your class
Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksHow to Use the Books With Your Class*

About the Series

Assessment and Instruction Overview

Pre-Test

Skill Builder Lessons

GED Test-Smart Lessons

Posttest

Answer Key

*Lessons from the books can also be assigned for self-study since they are organized by:

1. skill modeling

2. guided practice

3. independent practice

Students can also use the answer key to check their own work and to read explanations.

These workbooks can be used in conjunction with any Pre-GED core instructional textbooks, videos, or online materials.

About the Series

pre ged skill workbooks about the series
Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksAbout the Series

Accelerate Transition from Pre-GED to GED

Level: 6-8

64-Page Books; 2-page lessons

Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Writing 1: Grammar, Spelling, and Writing Basics

Writing 2: Sentence Structure, Organization, and Essays

Mathematics 1: Number Sense, Whole Numbers, and Decimals

Mathematics 2: Fractions, Percents, and Data Analysis

Social Studies: Critical Thinking and Graphic Literacy

Science: Critical Thinking and Graphic Literacy

Each book sold in 10-packs for $42.95; only $4.29 per book.

About the Series

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Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksAbout the Series (continued)

Combine Basic Skills with Introduction to GED Formats and Skills at Pre-GED Level

Manageable short books (64-pages) and short lessons (2 pages)

Pretests with diagnostic charts target student needs – time is focused on skill development

Lessons use interactive formats (including graphic organizers) to actively develop students’ skills as a foundation for GED-level work

GEDTest-Smartlessons introduce GED test features and formats applied to Pre-GED level content

Posttests combine Pre-GED content with GED formats to determine readiness for GED-level work

Overview

pre ged skill workbooks assessment and instruction overview
Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksAssessment and Instruction Overview
  • Students:
  • Take the Pretestand use the Diagnostic Chart to see which skills need work. (Stage 1)
  • Study Skill Builder lessonsto develop basic skills and take the Skill Check-Up Test. (Stage 2)
  • Learn GED formats and question typesapplied to Pre-GED content in GED Test-Smart lessons. (Stage 3)
  • Practice Pre-GED skills and GED formats in the Posttest.(Stage 4)

Sample pages from Pre-GED Skill Workbook: Reading. Other books in series use similar formats.

Pretest

pre ged skill workbooks pretest and diagnostic chart
Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksPretest and Diagnostic Chart
  • Take Pretest
  • Students take the Pretest of basic skills.
  • Encourage students to answer every question to the best of their abilities.
  • Explain that at the end of the test they will use the results to plan out the skills they need to focus on.
  • Check answers and fill in Chart
  • Students check Answers and read Explanations.If there is time, discuss questions that were difficult for students.
  • Help students fill in Diagnostic Chart.

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TipYou can use the Study Planner results to strategize which skills to focus on with the whole class and to work with students to make individualized study plans.

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Skill Builder Lessons

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Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksSkill Builder Lessons

  • Left Page
  • Interactive Basic Skills Instruction
  • Real-World intro
  • Use the italicized introduction at the top to introduce skill in real-life context.
  • Example and Skill Definition
  • Read the example and work with students on the response (often in graphic organizer format).
  • Read the skill definition and explain its importance on the GED Tests.
  • Your Turn
  • Students answer on their own.
  • Review answers and discuss why the answer is correct.

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TIPIf students can write in their books, they will get the most benefit from the graphic organizers and other interactive formats that will develop their thinking skills. If that is not possible, have them draw the organizers that are in the books and fill them in.

Skill Builder Lessons

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Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksSkill Builder Lessons (cont’d)
  • Right Page
  • Scaffolded Practice
  • Practice Thinking Skill
  • Students practice the skill in interactive format.
  • B. Apply Thinking Skill
  • Students apply thinking skill to answering simple questions.
  • C. Extend Thinking Skills
  • Students extend their thinking skills by applying them “beyond the book.”
  • Answers and Explanations
  • Students check answers and read explanations of correct answers.
  • Discuss questions that were difficult.

Skill Check-Up

pre ged skill workbooks skill check up
Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksSkill Check-Up
  • Cumulative Review
  • Students apply skills that are combined to encourage application and retention.
  • Students check answers, read explanations, and discuss questions that were difficult.

GED Test-Wise Lessons

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Pre-GED® Skill Workbooks GED Test-Wise Lessons
  • Left Page
  • Apply GED Skills to Pre-GED Content
  • GED Skill Intro
  • Use the italicized introduction at the top to introduce the GED skill.
  • Read Sample GED Question
  • Students read a sample GED-format question and a model of the thinking process.
  • Summarize the type of thinking involved and reinforce how it relates to the GED Tests.
  • Your Turn
  • Students fill in a chart that structures the thinking process for a GED-type question.

TIP Use these lessons to emphasize that students are learning about how to pass the GED Tests. This will help to motivate students who may feel discouraged about their placement in basic skills or Pre-GED classes.

GED Test-Wise Lessons

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Pre-GED® Skill Workbooks GED Test-Wise Lessons

  • Right Page
  • Practice
  • Answer GED Questions
  • Students apply the lesson skill to answering GED-format questions.
  • Fill In GED-Answer Grid
  • Students practice filling in answer grids as they will do on the actual tests.
  • Answers and Explanations
  • Students check answers and read explanations to learn from them.
  • Class discusses difficult questions and shares successful strategies.

Posttest

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Pre-GED® Skill Workbooks Posttest and Evaluation Chart

  • Left Page
  • Cumulative Review
  • Explain that this test combines both the skills and the GED formats that they have studied.
  • Read the directions. (This is a mastery test, not a timed test.)
  • Encourage students to answer the questions carefully because they will use the results to see what they have learned and which skills are still difficult for them.
  • When students have finished, have them check their answers and read the explanations.

TIP If possible, have students fill in the grids in the book as practice for filling in the GED answer sheets.

Posttest

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Pre-GED® Skill Workbooks Posttest and Evaluation Chart (continued)

  • Right Page
  • Answers and Chart
  • Students check Answers and read Explanations.
  • Students fill in Evaluation Chart
  • Review charts to determine which skills need more work.

Answers and Explanations

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Pre-GED® Skill WorkbooksCheck Answers and Learn From Explanations
  • Check Answers and Read Explanations
  • Encourage students to check answers and to read explanations to understand why an answer is correct.

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