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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.

 

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own "fractured" version of a fairy tale.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

Children can use Trading Card Creators to answer questions about a book character's appearance and actions, and to probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

 

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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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