7th Grade Resources

English Links:

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: This site is chock full of information for essay writing, research, and bibliography formatting.

National Novel Writing Month: A step-by-step guide for writing and publishing a novel in one month. Fortunately, we have more than one month to craft and publish our novellas! We use some ideas from this curriculum as we write. You can find more in-depth lessons and writing tips here.

Wordly Wise: Need some extra help studying for a quiz or pronouncing words? The Wordly Wise website has additional activities, word lists by chapter, and pronunciation guides. Turn up your volume for audio help!

Rules of the Game: Discrete, whole-class grammar instruction

Literature Selections 2015-16


Social Studies Links:

CultureGrams provides reference information for every country in the world. The content is concise, reliable, and up to date.

CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World MapperWorldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps.

Pulitzer CenterThe Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences. We often use this site as a starting point for our study of current events.

World Fair Rubric

Map Quiz Links:

Lizard Point - clickable quizzes for countries and rivers. There are more questions than what Mrs. Brooks and I are testing you on, but you do have the option to skip questions.
EduPlace - printable outline maps
Sporcle – you may have to do some digging to find relevant quizzes, but there are some. You can narrow it down by subcategory, so that should be helpful.