Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
|Grades 1 - 2|
|Grades 3 - 4|
|Grades 5 - 6|
|Grades 7 - 8|
|Grades 9 - 10|
|Grades 11 - 12|
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|
Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.
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.
|Games & Tools|
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.
|Tips & How To's|
Creating a podcast gives teens a chance to communicate with others. The skills teens learn in this process can help them become better writers and public speakers.
Children can be card sharks in this game, which challenges players to build words from prefixes, root words, and suffixes.
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.
|Most Popular for Grades 7 – 8|
1 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Word Play
4 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
5 | Grades K – 12 | Tip & How-To
1 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
2 | Grades K – 12 | Game & Tool
3 | Grades 6 – 8 | Tip & How-To
4 | Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
5 | Grades 3 – 8 | Game & Tool