Parent & Afterschool Resources by Grade
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|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|
Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.
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|
The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.
|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.
This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.
Tune in to this episode to hear about a range of titles by first-time YA authors, including mysteries, romances, humorous stories, and great contemporary realistic fiction.
|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 3 – 8 | Game & Tool
5 | Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project