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Grades 6-8

It is important to keep consistency for your student during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your student. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The resources below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine. We will continue to add resources, so please check back. If your student's teachers have provided resources, you will continue to have access to those as well.
 
Reading (Three times per week)
  • Independent reading (read aloud, if needed): 30 minutes per day
  • Other reading activities (e.g. Capstone, Newsela): 30 minutes per day
  • Additional (optional) reading suggestions below under "ELA" and "Social Studies & Science."
 
Math (Two times per week)
 
ELA Description  Guide
ReadWorks: Tools and resources to improve reading comprehension Parents should click on “sign up” and follow the instructions.

Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Free: Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
Newsela 10 New articles published daily. Full access to thousands of news articles at various reading levels. Teachers join free and invite or add students
Quizlet From flashcards to help you improve your vocabulary, to games that make it easy to get a handle on history, use a variety of tools to conquer any challenge. Parents should click on “sign up” and follow the instructions.
 
 
Check above under "activities" for the weekly requirements.
 
Math Description  Guide
Khan Academy Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Progress can be saved.
Parents/Guardians can learn to use Khan Academy by following this link:

Illuminations

Brainteasers, manipulations and simulations for practicing math skills from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics  
OSPI Math Resources Resources selected by Washington math educators.   
 
 
  Description  Guide
Amicus Nonfiction ebooks including books for ancient civilizations
No login needed. Read online.
Capstone Interactive eBooks: Capstone Interactive is a collection of eBooks and every title includes audio recorded versions read aloud. Go here for login
Discovery Streaming Videos, images, lessons and more. Create interactive posters and videos using the integrated curriculum resources. Teachers create an account and add students to their class.
Scholastic Learn at Home Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing Free
 
 
STEM Description  Guide
Code.org Learn how code using off line activities or online games and game creation Free although teachers may set up student accounts
Tynker (Premium) Drag and drop coding: Build apps and games. Explore STEM subjects, design Minecraft mods, control robots or drones. Teachers set up student accounts.
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Engineering
Learn about the Design process using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with hands-on lessons and activities.
Free
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