Download reading comprehension activities about fictional topics. Activities include study questions and answer keys. The difficulty level for these readings is appropriate for middle school and some high school students.
This fictional tale of a bumbling detective is available at four levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes challenging reading comprehension questions, and more activities appropriate for pre-teen readers.
Marie's trip to Washington, D.C. has her thinking about her favorite orator. A nice tie-in for MLK Day (third Monday in January), this reading comprehension is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
Pam hopes to compost her way to a new mountain bike. When Gran ends up in the hospital, Pam wonders if she will be able to create good quality compost with out her grandmother's experience and help. Includes multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions and a long essay prompt.
Our fictional tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes reading comprehension and inference questions and exercises in understanding appropriate for middle school readers.
A mini-unit about the Australian wind that brings the spring. Includes reading comprehension questions, questions to show the relationship between the myth and reality, and promts for writing your own myth about the coming of spring.
Tyler and Hannah are overwhelmed by the number of search results they get for the word Internet, when trying to research for an assignment. Mother helps them start the paper by explaining some of the changes the Internet has brought.
Hannah and Nick dread the annual summer road trip, but this year their parents have a surprise for them. Multiple choice, short answer, essay question, vocabulary word list (abcteach.com list 4 level 2).
A historical fiction story about a village that once had "gypsy" visitors forms the backdrop for this great mini-unit, featuring vocabulary building, comprehension questions, reflection, writing assignments, and more.
"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.
"The loss and destruction here was almost tangible." A short story about a polluted lake. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all adjectives). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.