Resources for Kids Ages 6-8

Getting Real | April 6, 2020

5 Resources for Kids Ages 6-8

Keeping kids engaged while social distancing can be incredibly hard. For younger kids especially, it can be hard to keep them to a schedule. One way to engage your kids and keep them on track academically is by reading and then discussing the books they’ve read.

Here are 5 discussion, activity, and teaching guides that cover books for younger kids ages 6-8 that you can use at home!

 

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

 

Activity Guide 

 

 

 

 

2. Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue by Paula Harrison

Kitty is special. Her mother is a superhero with catlike powers that Kitty and her little brother Max will someday inherit. But being a superhero involves going on daring adventures at night, and Kitty doesn’t know if she’ll ever be brave enough for that!

One night though, Kitty finds a sleek black cat with white paws waiting at her window. When he introduces himself, Kitty is shocked to realize she can understand him—her powers have arrived! The cat, Figaro, has a problem. There’s a terrible meowing sound coming from the clock tower, and the other cats don’t know what to do. The night outside looks cold and uninviting, and Kitty is afraid of the dark. But she musters up her courage and sets out to find the source of the mysterious sound. Along the way, she makes new friends, uncovers her confidence, and learns what it means to be brave.

 

Activity Guide

3. My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman

Second-grade teacher Miss Daisy is in over her head. She doesn’t even know how to add or subtract! But the kids have other things on their minds. Principal Klutz has promised that if they read a million pages in books, they can turn the school into a video-game arcade for one whole night!

 

Teaching Guide, Books #1-2

Teaching Guide

Activity Guide, My Weirdest School

 

 

4. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull!

 

Discussion Guide, Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Discussion Guide, Ramona and her Father

Discussion Guide, Ramona Forever

Discussion Guide, Ramona the Pest

Discussion Guide, Beezus and Ramona

Discussion Guide, Ramona’s World

Discussion Guide, Ramona and her Mother

Beverly Cleary Teaching Guide

5. Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”

Discussion Guide

Activity Guide

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