Links for Grades 6-8
Lit 2 Go offers a wide range of online novels and short stories for students. Each book is divided into chapter sections for easy reference. Most of the titles available are time tested traditional novels by well known authors. The website can be searched by: Author, genre, collection, reading levels by grade, or book title.
When students feel like they are part of a group, they’re more likely to participate…and more likely to learn! Team Building Activities for Kids Central is an online resource that helps teachers encourage team spirit in the classroom, and create bonds between classmates. Exercises are categorized for easy selection and include ideas for post game lessons.
A French Immersion resource. Educational site for teachers of preschool and elementary school, special education and special education in middle school. Over 8,400 quality educational activities every day! 30 preschool themes, year-end revision and interactive digital activities.
Thinking Blocks guides students step-by-step through the process of modelling a word problem. The model drawing method is perfect for students aged 8-12 to develop more advanced Mathematical concepts and algebraic reasoning. Thinking Blocks contain guided instruction videos that do a fantastic job of explaining the modelling process for each type of problem.
Billed as “a time-travel through more than 2000 years of history,” Paris 3D provides a virtual tour of many of the landmarks of Paris and lets you see how the city has developed since its Roman conquest in 52 BCE right up to the present day. Users can take guided tours from the 3D Paris website or on the accompanying iPad app. The site and the app are both free. Through the website, you can witness the construction of the Bastille and Notre Dame, navigate through winding stone streets in the Middle Ages and visit the 1889 World’s Fair to see the appearance of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris 3D website has been painstakingly built over two years by a team at Dassault Systemes, and they will continue to add more buildings and items over the coming years, again all free. Many of the monuments, such as the Bastille, no longer exist in the real world, so this site offers a great way to explore them as they would have looked.
Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games! With Gamestar Mechanic you can play and learn, take courses, make your own games, and join the community.
A+ Click features a collection of illustrated challenging math problems for students in grades 1 -12. The website has graduated a set of over 2200 problems, starting from the very simple to the extremely difficult. The website also includes hundreds of practical problems and brain teasers.
Student website. National Geographic Kids explores the fascinating world we live in. Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website. Have loads of fun discovering incredible facts and information about our planet.