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  • "When the two main characters initially meet, what is the source of conflict?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any romance book (from Jane Austen to Meg Cabot). An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • Use this form to list characters in fiction and write a description of one.
  • Use this chart to help locate the classic elements of realistic fiction in a novel or story.
  • Use this chart to help locate the classic elements of mystery (suspect? clues? red herring?) in any mystery novel or story.
  • Use this chart to help locate the typical elements of fable in any classic or modern fable.
  • Use this worksheet to develop critical thinking skills by having students categorize comic strips in terms of audience, purpose, and humor.
  • This unit has everything for a great and thorough approach to short stories, including an answer sheet! Includes a chart and two pages of questions to encourage active reading.
  • Think of books in specific genres (realistic fiction, biography, fairy tale, etc.) and complete the chart by stating which use imagination. This worksheet can be used as introduction or review.
  • "What tasks must the hero accomplish?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any fantasy/adventure book. An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • Includes the main elements of a news article, writing headlines, writing a lead, story sequencing, differences between fact and opinion... all the basic aspects of news writing are included in this 15 page multiple-skill unit.
  • Story grammar helps break down the important elements of a story for students. By isolating these elements, students can better understand the story as a whole. These worksheets for character, setting, plot, and conclusion help.Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

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  • PLEASE check other areas of the site for more MIDDLE SCHOOL materials. Many materials are multi-aged. Check out the theme units and teaching extras, book units, etc.