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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  

Write a Gem of a Poem

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

Invite teens to explore issues that are important to them, and then write a script and film a video public service announcement.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Revise and Edit

How to Revise and Edit

Once a piece of writing has been revised and major changes have been made, writers edit to make certain that readers won't be confused or distracted by unintentional errors. Read on to learn how to begin editing a piece of writing!

 

 

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Printouts  

Make-a-Word Card Game

Make-a-Word Card Game

Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes.

 

 

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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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