Grades 6-8

ELA Assessment Items for Texas and Virginia

Summary: Victory developed passages and items for English Language Arts Assessment for Texas and Virginia. The Victory team wrote passages on a variety of topics appropriate for assessment and of high interest to students. Victory aligned the items to the Common Core State Standards, the Virginia English Standards of Learning, and the Texas Essential Knowledge…

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Asset Library Development

Summary: Victory developed social studies content for the Client. Our staff provided a variety of materials, including nonfiction articles, encyclopedia articles, Kahoots! Quizzes, ideas for map and infographic use in the classroom, and lesson outlines relating to ancient Rome and Greece. Victory also developed the concepts for two infographics and two maps, which were produced…

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STAR Math (Spanish)

Summary: The Client needed a thorough revision of existing K–12 Spanish math practice items for bilingual or dual-language programs. Victory’s Spanish editorial and math teams ensured the accuracy of the content, consistency of math terminology, quality of the art, and grade-level appropriateness. Facts: A total of 5,000 multiple-choice items were revised, on time and on…

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Home School Social Studies Alignment (LA, OH, WI, MI, FL)

Summary: Victory was tasked with creating stand-alone lessons to fill gaps in 5 states’ curricula. We analyzed and grouped the states’ standards for grades 1–8, refined the scope and sequence, and wrote 440 2- to 3-page lessons, meeting a tight deadline. The lessons introduced and expanded on social studies concepts of citizenship, government, geography, economics,…

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Science Biographies for California Edition

Summary: Victory was contracted to develop 24 biographic articles whose subjects, from both the past and the present, represented a range of diversity in the scientific disciplines. The 300- to 350-word articles highlighted the contributions and accomplishments of male and female professionals from varied racial backgrounds or those who had overcome physical disabilities to achieve…

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Biodiversity Project

Summary: The Client requested that Victory develop middle school science content relating to habitats and biodiversity. The materials we provided were nonfiction articles, encyclopedia articles, a Kahoots! Quiz, suggestions for infographics, and a lesson outline. Victory also developed two infographics from initial ideas to finished products. In addition, Victory created a “GeoStory” – ten encyclopedia-length…

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Grammar Workbook Lessons

Summary: Victory wrote one-page workbook lessons for English Language Learners based on existing lessons in textbook program. Each workbook lesson focuses on an important grammatical concept found in the basal text. Lessons include grammatical information as well as various group and individual practice exercises. Facts: Conceptualized and wrote 72 ELA lessons for ESL students spanning…

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CA Adoption ELL Integrated & Designated Paths

Integrated Path: Victory began the partnership with textbook publisher teams in 2014 with the development of the Access Path within StudySync’s existing Grades 6–8 TE reading lessons. Lessons for the Unit Introduction, Blast, Reading, Skills, Media, and an Extending Writing project were developed for units 1–4 of all three grades. Lessons align to California’s ELD…

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CA Adoption ELL Integrated Path

Summary: Working under an extremely tight deadline, Victory developed the Access Path within StudySync’s existing grades 6-8 TE reading lessons. Designed for English language development students, the Access Path offers scaffolded instruction for Emerging, Expanding, Bridging, and Approaching readers. The integration of the Core Path and the Access Path gives teachers the opportunity to move…

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Fluency Tutor

A high-level passage in Fluency Tutor app for Google with Picture Dictionary call-out. Summary: Victory was contracted to write low-level and high-level nonfiction passages, each with Common Core State Standards-aligned questions for struggling readers. Fluency Tutor’s primary tactic is to have struggling readers record their voices as they read, and each Victory passage was vetted…

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