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Grades 6–8 ELA Activity Set 2: Create a Word Cloud 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: Write Text Messages Between Characters

Write a text message exchange between two characters in a story you have read recently. What will that exchange reveal about the characters' personalities and relationships?

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Resource 2: Summarize an Informational Text

Read the informational text "Is Talent Enough?" Then, write a summary of the key ideas.

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Resource 3: Create a Class Word Cloud

We are living through history right now. What words and phrases come to mind when you think about your time in isolation? Create a word cloud that captures your classmates' words.

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