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Grades 6–8 ELA Activity Set 10: Write an Advice Column and More

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Sharpen your writing, language, critical thinking, and reading skills with these instructional resources, designed for at-home learning. Keep checking back for new resources posted each week!

Resource 1: Create a Story Spine

There are many different ways to create and tell a story. One of the easiest and most popular methods for quickly outlining a simple plot is known as the Story Spine. Learn about this simple technique and then try it out!

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Resource 2: Everyday Inspiration

Are you surprised that the inspiration for the most popular ship in the history of the Star Wars franchise was a half-eaten lunch? Maybe you shouldn’t be. Inspiration is everywhere! It is up to you to find it. Write two or three paragraphs describing an object in a fantastic and original way.

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Resource 3: Write an Advice Column

Remote learning and social distancing have caused students a lot of stress over the past few months. Create an advice column in which you offer suggestions or support to imaginary students sharing their concerns.

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