Pulse Checks

8th Grade American History

Sample items are taken from STAAR Released Test Questions: Units are Based off of TEKS Resource System

When the STAAR Released question did not match the unit of instruction, another item was used to cover that standard.


Teachers should use their discretion in the implementation of these resources in their classroom.

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Unit 10: Civil War- The Endangered Union 1860-1865

Unit 10 Pulse Check

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Unit 10 Standard Alignment

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Unit 10: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

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Unit 10: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Unit 9: Sectionalism- Growing Division

Unit 9 Pulse Check

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Unit 9 Standard Alignment

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Unit 9: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

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Unit 9: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Feedback

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Unit 9 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 8: Industrialization and Reform- Innovation Brings Change 1800's-1850'

Unit 8 Pulse Check

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Unit 8 Standard Alignment

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Unit 8: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Unit 8: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 8 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 7: Westward Expansion- From Sea to Shining Sea 1780's-1850's

Unit 7 Pulse Check

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Unit 7 Standard Alignment

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Unit 7: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Unit 7: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document that addresses standards in the pulse check.

Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 7 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 6: Age of Jackson- Democracy Expands

Unit 6 Pulse Check

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Unit 6 Standard Alignment

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Unit 6: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Unit 6: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 6 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 5: Early Republic- Addressing Challenges 1789- 1828

Unit 5 Pulse Check

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Unit 5 Standard Alignment

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Unit 5: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Unit 5: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 5 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 4: Writing the Constitution- Creating a More Perfect Union 1783-1791

Unit 4 Pulse Check

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Unit 4 Standard Alignment

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Unit 4: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Unit 4: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 4 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 3: American Independence- Restlessness to Rebellion 1763-1783

Unit 3 Pulse Check

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Unit 3 Standard Alignment

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Unit 3: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

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Unit 3: Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 3 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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Unit 1: Colonial America- Life in a New Land 1587-1763

Unit 1 Pulse Checks

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Unit 1 Standard Alignment

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Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Student Copy

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document that addresses standards in the pulse check.

Tutoring/RTI Primary Sources- Teacher Key

Click here to access the RTI/Tutoring Document- teacher key. Answers (if available) are in red.

Feedback

If you have any questions about the sample items, the standards, or why your students may be struggling- please click on the padlet link and post them for me to address.


Unit 1 Pulse Check- Feedback through Padlet

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