8th Grade

Web Resources

Check back soon for links to educational websites!

PSSA Practice

Use the resources below to find out more information and practice the skills and concepts for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA):

PSSA Sample Questions

Study Island

Recommended Reading

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

A black family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.


A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

The orphan Tree-ear dreams of becoming a potter. How can he convince the master potter Min that he deserves a chance?


Lakota Woman by Mary Brave Bird

A unique autobiography unparalleled in American Indian literature and a deeply moving account of a woman’s triumphment struggle to survive in a hostile world.


Death Be Not Proud by John J. Gunther

A father’s account of his teenage son’s courageous fight for life during the fifteen months he was dying from a brain tumor.

Free Library of Philadelphia

Don’t have the books you want to read? You can go the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek neighborhood library and sign up for a free library card. You can also attend Game Nights, Family Nights and other events.


Visit the Free Library of Philadelphia website for more information or call 215-686-5322.