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Resources for Grades 7 - 8


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Using Technology to Analyze and Illustrate Symbolism in Night

Images have power—they can trigger memories or symbolize abstract ideas. Students put the power of images to the test as they analyze symbolism in Night and create symbolic photomontages.

 

Student Interactives

 

Letter Generator

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 

 

Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

By looking at advertising and mass media critically, students begin to understand how the media oppresses certain groups, convinces people to purchase certain products, and influences culture.

 

 

Essay Map

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 
 

 

What Am I? Teaching Poetry through Riddles

Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.

 

 

Flip-a-Chip

Flip-a-Chip

The Flip-a-Chip activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Addressing the Complexity of Matching Readers With Text

Addressing the Complexity of Matching Readers With Text

Join Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp as they discuss ways to navigate the complexity of matching readers with text.

 

Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal

Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal

Being sensitive to students' readiness levels, learning preferences, and designations while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge – what's fair and leads to real student learning? Join us for a candid look at the the burning issues of standards-based assessment and grading in a differentiated classroom.

 

 

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