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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  

Create a Career Blog

Create a Career Blog

This activity invites children and teens to explore various careers and then write about what they might want to be when they grow up in a blog.

 

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Make a Mystery Puzzle

Have children explore the different parts of mystery writing by making a puzzle about a favorite book. They can then invent and write their own mysteries using the online Mystery Cube tool.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Book Cover Creator

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets.

 

 

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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  

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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