Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8

Reading & Language Arts
World Spelling Day- (early March)
  • Students play at home and at school against other students around the world in live games of spelling. Each game lasts for 60 seconds and students can play up to 100 games, earning points for their personal tally. Students can play beyond 100 games during the event, but points will only count to the World Spelling Day Spellometer, not their personal point score. The students who answer the most questions correctly will appear on the Hall of Fame. There are 5 levels of play, 20 games on each level
501 Writing Prompts
  • This is designed to provide you with a variety of writing topics and model essays. Categories in this book cover many different types of writing: persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response.
Newspapers in Education (Lessons for 3-12)
Book Wink
  • Bookwink's mission is to inspire kids to read. Through podcasting and web video, we hope to connect kids in Grades 3 through 8 with books that will make them excited about reading. The videos are approximately 3 minutes long and are updated monthly. Each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional read-alikes can be found on the Bookwink website. You can look for books by subject, grade level, author or title. We are constantly updating the book lists with our newest favorite books.
Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools

Social Studies
Yahoo Kids World Factbook
  • World Factbook contains info on all the countries of the world, including maps, pictures of flags, statistics, and info on each country's history, land, people government and money system
Kidipede
  • A collection of resource links for your students to use throughout the year, based on the California state standards. Grade 6 World History, Grade 7 World History, and Middle school U.S. History pages.
Mr Donn- Ancient Civilizations
  • hundreds of FREE lesson plans, powerpoints, activities, interactive games for Ancient History

Science
Kidipede
  • A collection of resource links for your students to use throughout the year, based on the California state standards. The earth, heat, solar systems, organisms, cell biology, cell reproduction, evolution, geology, motion, forces, atoms, chemical reactions, chemistry of living things, and periodic table pages.

Other
Timelines & Timeline Creators