## Worksheets and activities for grades 7-8

Ah … Middle school! Academics (and hormones) kick into high gear. Everything becomes more complicated. Concepts will get harder, workloads increase and there are bigger expectations for student independence.

B-r-e-a-t-h-e. We’ll get you ready for these pivotal academic years so you can help put your child on the path to success. You’ll find tips and tools for homework help, improving your child’s study skills and navigating the tougher subjects. We’ve been told these free resources are a life saver!

## Report Cards

#### 5 Tips for Understanding the Middle School Report Card

Check out these tips for how you can talk to your child about their report card, and how you can make a plan for improvement while monitoring their progress.

Middle school is a common time for students’ grades to take a dip. Learn what you should & shouldn’t do if your child brings home their first bad grade.

#### 5 Tips for School Report Cards

Check out these tips for how you can create a game plan to put forth positive thoughts around learning for your child.

#### A Parent's Guide to Avoiding the Report Card Shock

Get tips on how to communicate with your child so there are no surprises on report card day.

#### 10 Parent-Teacher Conference Questions

Do you know what to ask during a parent-teacher conference to get a better understanding of how your child is doing in school, their strengths & weaknesses, and how they can improve?

## Math

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#### Math Reference Sheet

Get excited about math and science with summer temperature-based activities. We’ll help your child not only learn how to read a thermometer but also make one at home.

#### Fraction Review

These sheets will teach your child about all things fractions, including finding equivalent fractions and mixed numbers.

#### Divisibility Rules

These guidelines will show your child different numbers that are divisible within each other.

#### Problem-Solving Process

Your child can go through these steps of solving a math problem to ensure success.

#### Problem-Solving Strategies

These different techniques will be helpful methods your child can use to solve a problem.

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#### Literature Study Strategies (Middle & High School)

These activities will teach your child more advanced strategies on how to dissect parts of a story.

#### Literary Elements Guide

This guide will help your child break down the different elements of a story to help him or her become a better reader.

Check out this list of different prefixes and their meanings.

Check out this list of different suffixes and their meanings.

Our partners at Random House Children’s Books have put together a summer reading list of 14 books for Grades K-8!

#### Cause & Effect

Your child can use this diagram to outline the different series of events in a story, using different clue words.

## Writing

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We’ve gathered different ideas for how you can create an environment at home to foster your child’s writing skills.

#### Summer Writing Prompts

Sometimes, the right question can make all the difference in a child’s desire to write. Check out these different prompts and thought-starters to encourage your child...

#### Why Grammar Instruction is So Important

Grammar instruction is one of the most vital components of learning how to write effectively. Check out these examples of the importance ...

As your child becomes a more experienced writer, he or she may want to share their work with others. Find out how!

#### Writing Tips for Kids

Your child will be inspired to keep his or her writing skills sharp with these fun tips!