sixth grade graphicTechnology-Rich Learning Experiences
for Seventh Graders

The following resources are designed for eighth graders and their teachers.


Eighth Grade Language Arts


42explore: Charles Dickens

42explore: Debate

42explore: Fantasy and Science Fiction

42explore: Figurative Language

42explore: Journal Writing

42explore: Literary Criticism

42explore: Mystery

42explore: Mythology

42explore: Oral History

42explore: Poetry

42explore: William Shakespeare

42explore: Skimming and Scanning

42explore: Mark Twain

42explore: Writing

Language Arts

Eighth Grade Reading - Florida

Houghton Mifflin Power Proofreading

Houghton Mifflin Bright Ideas for Writing
Ideas for different types of writing. Print or put on PowerPoint

Houghton Mifflin Grammar Blast
Quizzes for Grade 6-8 grammar.

Houghton Mifflin Evaluation Station quality website
Great tools for self-evaluating different types of writing such as Opinion Essay, Persuasive Essay, Compare-Contrast Essay, Research Report, Personal Narrative, and Story. Good practice using the web for reading and interaction.

Interactive Activities

Art Tales
Tell stories with wildlife art.

Book Adventure
Quizzes based on books

Grid Club Language Arts Games
Lots of interactive games on English concepts.

Great online, story building tool.

Naturescapes - Tiered Reading
Building your own with the Video and Image Starter Resources.

Listen and Write Poetry
Explore the Rap Realm, Wonderwords, Simile Satellite, and Free Style.

Play Magnetic Poetry - regular or kid's poetry
Write poems, submit poems, read poems and evaluate poems

Print and Go from Grid Club
Create a book, story, bookmark, poster, postcard, membership, paper, etc.

ReadWrite Think: Student Materials
Interactive tools that support national language arts standards.

ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plans 6-8

Starters for Narrative, Persuasive, & Expository Writing

The following bullets are K-12 resources. Explore the following resources for writing project ideas:

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Eighth Grade Math

General Resources

AAA Math - Grade 8

BBC Math Files

Games about numbers, data handling, space & measure, and algebra.

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for math

Harcourt Math Games for Grade 8

Houghton Mifflin - Test Prep Practice - Grade 6
Chapter 1 (Operations with Whole Numbers), Chapter 3 (Fractions & Number Theory), Chapter 4 (Fractions), Chapter 7 (Ratio, Proportion, Percent), Chapter 9 & 10 (Geometry)
A score is provided at the end.

Houghton Mifflin - Test Quest: Be a Better Test-Taker - Grade 6
Ideas for test taking. Contains audio and examples.

Houghton Mifflin - Brain Teasers - Grade 6
A dozen brain teasers related to math topics. Could be printed.

Houghton Mifflin - Math Games - Grade 6
Four great math review games.

Houghton Mifflin - E Math Manipulatives - Grade 6
A dozen eManipulatives for many areas including fractions and decimals.

The Eigg and the Internet
Math in the news with math questions.

Geometic Shapes and Figures from 42explore

Against All Odds: Statistics

Middle School Math

Middle School Math - Scholastic Math Hunt

Statistics & Probability from 42explore


Purple Math

Interactive Activities

Cat Math

Cool Math 4 Kids

Create a Graph from NCES

Eighth Grade Math! from KidPort

Figure This: Take a Challenge

Grid Club Math Games
Lots of interactive games on math concepts.

Illuminations from NCTM
Many interactive activities to match national math standards.

ReviseWise Maths from BBC
Activities on numbers, data handling, shape, space, measure, and mental math.

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Eighth Grade Science


Core Curriculum Resources - Grade 8

Grid Club Science Games
Lots of interactive games on science concepts.

Harcourt Science Video Update
Lots of short video clips on a wide range of science topics.

ReviseWise Science from BBC

Science from BBC

Life Science

Scott Foresman: Life Science
Cells, reproduction, heredity, change, ecosystems, biomes.

Scott Foresman: Physical Science
Heat, matter (caves), changes (acids to bases), moving objects, light, color, sound.

42explore: Electricity

42explore: Global Warming

42explore: Light

42explore: Iron and Steel

42explore: Mining

42explore: Nuclear Age

42explore: Recycle - Reduce - Reuse

42explore: Rocks and Minerals

42explore: Wind

Science of Light
Light in color and laws of light

Amusement Park Physics
Learn about the physics of roller coasters.

Reactions, elements, atoms, matter, biochemistry

Way to Go, Einstein
Lots of activities

How We See Things from BBC
Games and quiz.

Human Body

Scott Foresman: Human Body
Control systems, drugs, and your body

42explore: Respiratory System

42explore: Skeletal System

42explore: Tobacco, Smoking, & Cessation

42explore: Vitamins and Minerals

Illinois Standards - Health Resources

Be Real
Drug prevention for kids

Gross and Cool Body

Substance Abuse Links

This Way to My Body

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Eighth Grade Social Studies

American History

42explore: Automobile

42explore: The Great Depression

42explore: Harlem Renaissance

42explore: Holocaust

42explore: Immigration

42explore: Industrial Revolution

42explore: Japanese-American Internment Camps

42explore: Jazz

42explore: Labor Movement

42explore: Old West

42explore: Orphan Trains

42explore: Pioneer Life

42explore: Pony Express

42explore: Native Americans

42explore: Railroads

42expore: Women's Suffrage Movement

42explore: World War I

42explore: World War II

Learn about Native Americans



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BBC Schools - Ages 11-16



Getting Students Connected - Grade 8

Grade 8 Curriculum Links for Shrewsbury Public Schools

MCAS Project Software - Grade 8

Middle School Hub


Teacher Tap

Teacher Tap: Content Area Websites

Eighth Grade Skills from Internet4classrooms

Scholastic Activities

Teacher Pages

Mrs. Silverman's Webfolio

Teacher Tap: Teacher and Classroom Pages


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