Grades 6 – 8 Continuous Learning Resources


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In addition to the long-distance learning program going into effect from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, we also want to make sure that our parents and students have an abundance of educational activities, projects, games, and other resources available as needed. For that reason, KCKPS staff have compiled the following items for your own use, to supplement learning for all who might need or want more in the coming months. If you have any question, concerns or additions to these listings, please contact us at

Spelling Activity for Elementary-Middle School

What you will need: 1 Dice, Spelling words list.
Select a spelling word and start by having your child roll the dice. They will complete a task depending on what number is rolled.

  1. Look up the definition for your word in a dictionary.
  2. Use a thesaurus to find one synonym for your word.
  3. Use the word in a sentence.
  4. Draw a picture of your word.
  5. Use the dictionary to lookup what part of speech the word is.
  6. Use a thesaurus to find one antonym for your word.

Have your child roll the dice once for every word on their list. Record their work on a piece of paper.

Middle School Book Recap Activity

What you will need: 1 Dice, Piece of paper, pencil and a book.

Record your answers on the piece of paper.After reading a portion of the book, it may be helpful to recap what you just read. Take a dice and roll it. The number that is rolled will be what task you complete.

Write 2 new words you discovered and look up the definition of them.
Write 2 questions you may still have after reading.
Write a summary of what you read.
Who is your favorite character and why?
Are you in the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action or resolution portion of the text? How do you know?
Predict what will happen next.

Online Resources

All Subjects

Amazing Educational Resources - Free Resources List
Khan Academy - free online learning platform for all grades, including schedules and lessons
BrainPop - Free lessons for 6th grade and up
Fiveable - Free AP Resources
Great Minds - Lessons in Math and Wit and Wisdom
Newsela - Free for the remainder of the 2019-20 School Year
Marco Learning - Free study guides, lesson plans and practice tests for AP students
IXL- All-subject, all grade level learning
KCPT - Learning at Home Resources from KCPT
Learning Across Kansas - PBS-based At-Home Learning Show Schedule


Art Classroom - Art lessons from Grades 6-8


Achieve the Core - Free ready-to-use classroom resources that support excellent standards-aligned instruction for all students
CommonLit - free reading passages and literacy resources
No Red Ink - NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.


Prodigy - Math Learning from Grades 6-8
Desmos - Online Graphing Calculator
Khan Academy Illustrative Math


Free Middle School Science Lessons
Tyto Online - Free for the 2019-20 School Year
Science Mom - Youtube channel of educational science videos
Steam Powered Family - Virtual Dissection and Labs
KC Zoo to You


Social Studies

What was There - Interactive history lessons about places all over the world