Grades 7 and 8: Theme: Personal Feelings and Growth

7th Grade Theme Book: A Single Shard


7th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • None

7th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with A Single Shard? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Create a class life goals/dreams multimedia slideshow.


Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • A Single Shard activity ideas - lots of them!
  • Go on an archeological "dig". Have students plot out an area of the field, learn how to catalog pieces of pottery and then have them put them together.
  • Have a museum curator or historian come in and talk about artifacts and the importance of cataloging historical artifacts.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.



8th Grade Theme Book: Song of the Trail


8th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • A Desert Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk in the Sonoran Desert by Virginia Wright-Frierson. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2002.
  • Summer Shepherd by Bonnie Highsmith Taylor. Perfection Learning Corporation, 2001.
  • Learning about Responsibility from the Life of Colin Powell by Jeanne M. Strazzabosco. Rosen Publishing Group’s PowerKids Press, 2004.
  • Cactus Café: A Story of the Sonoran Desert by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. Soundprints, 1997.
  • Sheep: Small-Scale Sheep Keeping for Pleasure and Profit (Hobby Farms Series) by Sue Weaver. Bowtie, 2005.
  • One Day in the Desert by Jean Craighead George. HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
  • Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus by Barbara Bash. SierraClub Books for Children, 2002.

8th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Song of the Trail? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Use a drawing program to have students make their comic strips or try an online tool like Comic Creator.

Websites

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"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Write here.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.


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