Grades 6-8

Tasks for Grades 6-8
  • Complete a literacy activity for your grade level using this link from
  • Select a book from the recommendation list at this link and go over the related discussion guide questions with your family.
  • Choose a fiction or nonfiction title from the list at this link and complete one of the suggested activities. Feel free to choose more than one book and activity.
  • Master at least 15 new words on
  • Complete the family Summer Math Challenge daily at Register here. Print the certificate at the end of the 6-week challenge and turn it in at your school during the first week of school.
  • Conquer at least 3 math games on
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad. Earn your Junior Ranger Badge! Click on the link for the activity book.
  • In this book you can learn about the National Historic Preservation Act, complete fun activities, and explore ways you can help protect this nation’s cultural resources! Also, earn your Junior Ranger Badge. Click on the link to download your activity book.
  • Play Civic Bingo (card here)—get 5 in a row!
  • Texas Time Travel is your resource for exploring Texas’ historic and cultural treasures. Use the “Plan Your Adventure” tools, travel themes, events calendar, travel guides, and mobile tours to find and learn about historic sites across the 10 heritage trail regions of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Trails Program. Use this link to start your adventure!
  • Read at least 1 scientific article on Science News for Students and talk with your parents about what you learned about science.
  • Become more involved with STEM during the summer time with this family friendly summer calendar. Click on the link for the STEM Summer Calendar here and team up with your family!
  • Are you planning to visit a theme park this summer? How are Newton’s three laws of motion applied to the rides you will participate in? If you were to make a motion graph of one ride, how would you portray the graph?
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