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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  

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.

 

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  

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tales tool lets children play with three familiar fairy tales, changing many things including setting, characters, point of view, and plot.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Record Podcasts

How to Record Podcasts

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.

 

 

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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  

New Voices in Young Adult Literature

New Voices in Young Adult Literature

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.

 

 

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