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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  

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.

 

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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero's journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Interviewing family members or friends can be a valuable way for teens to learn about themselves and their families.

 

 

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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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