Grades 7 - 8
Adolescent Literature

Authors of Books for Students in Upper Elementary Grades

This list is constantly being updated. Some authors are already linked to websites and others are provided to guide your selection of good authors for this age group. Eventually, all authors will be linked to an online resource.

Websites about Books, Authors and Children's Literature

Instructional Strategies for Using Literature in the Classroom

  • Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Website includes a collection book reviews and ways to integrate them into your classroom and recommendations for readers in Grade 7 and Grade 8.
  • Susan Taylor Brown's Teaching Guides Database is a free searchable database that helps connect children's books to the classroom curriculum. It is searchable by name, title, and keyword.
  • Children's Literature Activities for the Classroom by librarian Marcia Goudie sorted by grade level and genre with links to online resources
  • Book Raps is a book discussion conducted via electronic mail. Individuals or groups of students from across the country or around the world can discuss the scheduled books.
  • Annual Read-In project is an online interaction between children's authors and illustrators and K-12 students.
  • Newsweek Teacher's Guide Archive: Visit the links for "This Week" and "Resources" across the top menu to find ideas, lesson plans, links, and writing prompts that provide a companion to Newsweek for Educators.
  • Literature Learning Ladders by Annette Lamb contains Internet resources for award-winning books and other favorites. Check out the newest Newbery and Caldecott book activities! Learn to build your own book-Internet connections.
  • Teacher's Guides from Randomhouse Books are very comprehensive and sorted by grade levels ranging from grade 3 through grade 12. New ones are being added.
  • Treasures @ Sea: Exploring the Oceans Through Literature

Online Literature for Seventh and Eighth Graders

  • Aesop's Fables has over 655 Fables, some with a Real Audio segment, as well as over 120 Hans Christian Anderson tales.
  • Cinderella Stories compiles many versions of this classic into an online project.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Kids Domain Online Stories has something for everyone; their Jokes collection is impressive as well.
  • Neverending Tale is a choose-your-own-path adventure story where children can actually create their own story by choosing the next line to the story.. Some of the tales have over 2,000 pages!
  • Reading Room Book Shelves from Fairrosa Cyber Library gives you access to classics, fairy tales, stories, rhymes, magazines, and professional journals.
  • Reading Zone from the Internet Public Library's Youth Collection is "a little like the fiction section at a public library. You can find links to on-line stories and also learn more about your favorite books and authors".

Booklists for Seventh and Eighth Graders

This page last updated May, 2007.


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