Rumack's SSAT Preparation Workbook: Study guide and practice questions to master the Middle Level SSAT (Paperback)

Rumack's SSAT Preparation Workbook: Study guide and practice questions to master the Middle Level SSAT By Danielle Van Bakel, Bonnie Blevins (Contribution by), Laurie Deratnay (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Danielle Van Bakel, Bonnie Blevins (Contribution by), Laurie Deratnay (Contribution by)
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SSAT prep for the Middle Level can be challenging even for students with top marks. This SSAT Study Guide for the Middle Level instructs students in the concepts, skills, and strategies necessary for this rigorous test, while previewing academic topics of seventh grade and above.

A complete, comprehensive SSAT study guide specific to content on the Middle Level test
  • 630 pages of lessons and SSAT practice questions
  • Vocabulary-building lessons
  • Test strategies specific to each SSAT section: Verbal (synonyms and analogies), Reading Comprehension, Quantitative, Writing Sample
  • 17 math sections that teach concepts step-by-step before students tackle test questions
  • Reading instruction in question types, elements of comprehension, and strategy
  • Writing instruction in story-arc, developing characters and setting, literary devices, editing
  • 1500+ practice questions
Written and designed by real teachers with years of SSAT coaching experience
  • Increases students' confidence, knowledge, and performance on the SSAT
  • Enhances students' academic understanding in language and math concepts beyond their current grade
  • Guides parents and educators in supporting students during test preparation
  • Teaches concepts explicitly and with support before testing students' understanding (Scaffolded Instruction)
  • Builds new concepts upon previously learned concepts, allowing students to recognize and apply previous learning
The time spent preparing for this test is a lesson in dedication, determination, and personal growth that is valuable both on and beyond the test day. Rumack's SSAT Preparation Workbook will provide students with the most comprehensive lessons to achieve their best.

About the Author


Andrew Drake received his Honours BSC in biology from Queen's University in 1991. In 1997, he received his Masters in Biophysics from the University of Guelph. Drake's interests ranged from molecular biology to ecology. In graduate school, Drake was intrigued by the use of physics concepts to study movement in different parts of the body. In his working life, Drake's passion for math and science has led him to teach middle and high school students, both in the classroom and as a one-to-one educator. Since 2000, his teaching experience has included calculus, data management, general math, biology, chemistry, physics, general science courses, and standardized test preparation. He currently lives and teaches in Toronto. Danielle Van Bakel completed an Honours BA in English in 2004, a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University in 2005, and a Master's degree in English from the University of Toronto in 2009. As an Associate Director of Education at RRLS, Van Bakel taught early literacy programs through to high school English courses and standardized test preparation, helping students reach personal goals in one-to-one and small group settings. As the Head of English and librarian at a Toronto private school, Van Bakel teaches grade 8-12 students in reading, writing, and literature. Van Bakel's love of teaching and passion for great literature have also led her to work as a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto, teach in public school classrooms, write a children's storybook that encourages early literacy skills, and to complete her Master's book-length manuscript under the mentorship of Margaret Atwood. She currently lives and works in Toronto.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780994763709
ISBN-10: 0994763700
Publisher: Ruth Rumack's Learning Space
Publication Date: August 17th, 2015
Pages: 630
Language: English