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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.

 

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Be Safe Online

How to Be Safe Online

By teaching teens some basic guidelines about online safety, you can help make sure the time they spend online is safe.

 

 

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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  

Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In

Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In

Tune in for recommendations of both old and new titles by distinguished African American authors who write for teens.

 

 

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