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Lessons from March 23 - April 3, 2020



Reading | Math | Social Studies | Science



7th Reading Language Arts

(20 Minutes Independent Choice Reading + 25 Minutes Reading & Writing Activity) Keep a journal of all your activities. Choose at least 3 activities per week.

  • Read a text from McGraw-Hill StudySync, Achieve3000, or any other available resource.
  • Design a comic strip or graphic novel page illustrating a major scene in the story or book. Write a paragraph explaining what the scene illustrates.
  • Create a plot diagram of the text using the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Include an illustration of your favorite scene.
  • Write a letter to a friend explaining why they should or should not read the story or book.
  • While reading the text, annotate what connections you can make to yourself, another text, or the world.
  • Recreate a piece from the text from another character’s point of view.
  • Using your favorite song lyrics, list the types of figurative language the songwriter used in writing the song. Write down questions that you would like to ask the artist about their work.
  • Write a poem in response to something you have read or watched this week. Highlight the figurative language you used.
  • Write a paragraph explaining the author’s purpose of the text. Use text evidence to support your answer.
  • What is the main idea? Write three details from the text that support the main idea./li>
  • Research and create a biography of an author or your favorite celebrity. Present your biography to a family member.
  • Read a newspaper article or an online article, and explain why the article is important and why it interested you.
  • After reading the text, what are two questions you have that you could research? Continue the research.
  • Research a career that you would like to have or interview a family member about their job.
  • Write an essay about your role model, the importance of teamwork, or the benefits of technology.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources by logging in using CLEVER and their Google credentials.


7th Grade Math (30-45 minutes)

Choose 2 activities per week.

Circle Craze
Find circular objects around the house. Identify the radius, diameter, and circumference of the circles.

  • Using a tape measure, measure the distance around (circumference) and the diameter of several objects.
  • Calculate the ratio (divide circumference by the diameter)
  • Repeat this process with several different sized circular objects. Do you see a pattern?
  • Using the same circular objects, calculate the circumference using the diameter and calculate the area of the circles. (C = πd A = πr2)

Pretend you just won $1,000 in the lottery. Use either online resources or newspaper ads to decide on 10 items you would like to purchase. Make sure to calculate and include the tax (8.25% for each item). What is your total and how much would you have left over?

Social DISTANCING (how long is it?)
It is recommended that people stand 6 feet apart from each other. How far is this in:

  • Inches:__________

  • Yards: __________

  •  Miles:___________

  • Meters:__________

  • Centimeters:_____

  • Millimeters:______

Set up a proportion to calculate the distance in a different unit, then use the online calculator to check your work. (

Toilet Paper Math
Count the number of toilet paper rolls that you have and calculate if you will have enough for two weeks.
Take into account:

  • Approximately 500 sheets per roll
  • 8 sheets per toilet visit
  • Average of 3 toilet visits per person in household

Then compare your results to the online toilet paper calculator.

Family Budgets
Talk to your parents about their monthly spending. Identify the 5 main expenses and label them as fixed or variable (ex: housing, food, savings, transportation, utilities).

  • Solve the problem to determine each percent. Ex. (Amount spent on food / Total Expenses = x% / 100) NOTE: (/ means Divided by)
  • Create a circle graph by using the percent of each of the expenses.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources.

Login: IDuisd@united sample: 123456uisd
Password: IDuisd


7th Grade-Social Studies (45 minutes)

Choose 2 activities per week.

  • Create a timeline on a major event you have learned about. Include dates, illustrations and explanations for each item on your timeline.Select two countries you have learned about and make a list of the political, social,  economic and geographic characteristics of these countries.
  • Create a t-chart analyzing the causes and effects of a historical event that you have learned about.
  • Draw a political cartoon about a historical event (past or present) that you have learned about. Include a title and a one sentence caption.
  • Select a historical figure you have learned about this year and create a poster summarizing their contributions. Include a hashtag to remember this person by.
  • Create a collage with drawings summarizing a historical era/event/person you have learned about.
  • Write a journal describing life during a historical event/time period that you have learned about.
  • Create a list of 10-15 facts that you have learned about Texas.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources.

  • Wakelet (Online Resources to review content learned in 6th grade social studies)
  • BrainPop (BrainPop-Explore website to view videos, play games and other educational activities)


7th Grade-Science (30 minutes)

Choose 2 activities per week.

  • Create a drawing of both a plant and an animal cell.
  • Draw a comic strip that shows at least 10 objects undergoing physical or chemical changes.
  • While eating a meal, explain the physical and chemical changes during digestion and discuss some of the ways your body converts energy, including chemical,thermal and mechanical energy.
  • Discuss a catastrophic event (hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, tsunamis, and droughts). Explain where the event is most likely to occur and the impact from the event.
  • Research the types of biomes. Create a Public Service Announcement (PSA)/or write to educate people about a local microbiome in your community.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources.