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Resources for Grades 7 - 8

Seventh and eighth graders are nearing the end of middle school. The materials here can help you make the most of their time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Celebrate Heroes

Celebrate Heroes

Encourage children to spend a little time thinking and writing about just what makes a hero and who their personal heroes might be.

 

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own "fractured" version of a fairy tale.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Mystery Cube

Mystery Cube

The Mystery Cube asks children to separate a mystery into six distinct elements. Using it, children begin to see how a writer constructs a mystery—and can try writing their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

 

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Printouts  

Qualities of Good Storytelling

Qualities of Good Storytelling

This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Nonfiction Books for Teens

Nonfiction Books for Teens

In this episode, you'll hear about new nonfiction books that explore the role of women in the NASA space program, the Civil Rights Movement, and the experiences of Arab American youth in the post-9/11 era.

 

 

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