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Fictional Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Middle and High School

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  • 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.
  • A 10 page set of differentiated activities related to the Clement's book, Frindle. Includes a list of 8 choices of activities with rubric score form and rubrics tally sheet, plus word searches and word unscrambles with answer keys.
  • A hard crossword puzzle and bridge shaped word search based on words found in the short fiction text, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • Gwen is disappointed in her summer visit to Granny's. Granny challenges Gwen to use her "tools" and teaches her some lessons about boredom and luck. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions. Writing prompt challenges students to write their own ending to the story using objects and ideas in the plot.
  • Jacob and his twin sister learn about the importance of family health history. Includes a set of short response and a set of multiple choice questions, plus a writing prompt that will help student make a plan for heart health in their family.
  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a boy and his great love - baseball.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This realistic fiction story about a math competition is good reading comprehension practice.
  • 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.
  • A short story about a difficult summer job. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all nouns). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
  • Fictional story about Chinese New Year, followed by multiple choice comprehension, short answer, and essay questions.
  • "Even when they’re vanquishing bad guys, secret agents always have impeccable manners." A fictional story about secret agent training (with real table manners), followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • 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).
  • Lukas is bored visiting his relatives for the summer in Greece until he begins to learn about the sea cave and the endangered creature that lives there.
  • Read a Pecos Bill tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Pecos Bill with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Pecos Bill tall tale. A great unit!
  • "Matthew and Jessica were the leaders of Washington Middle School's Mardi Gras float committee." Students trying to decide on a Mardi Gras parade float learn a little about how Mardi Gras is observed in other parts of the world. This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • William's father has different ideas than William about how he should spend his life. His father's work protecting the endangered Mountain Gorilla as a Park Ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo seemed ideal to William. However, Dad says, "There are many ways to be a hero."
  • Coach Collins leads his P.E. class in an excellent basketball game. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • A folktale from Vietnam, with vocabulary, short answer comprehension questions, and a writing prompt.
  • Read this fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page. da Vinci's birthday is April 15th.
  • Nana Nettie plants more tulips in her beautiful garden every year to welcome the spring. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • A poetry reading comprehension about a broken window.
  • The tale of a boy who trades a panda for a pepper (??) is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes reading comprehension, inference questions, metaphor and simile work, and exercises in understanding appropriate for middle school readers.
  • Read the "island adventure" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; then create your own "island adventure".
  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
  • Students read a story about a typical day in one man's life, then isolate the over 20 uses of electricity, concluding by rewriting the story without electricity.
  • "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.
  • The Princess Easter needs eggs for the Easter party, but someone has stolen the chickens. What will she do? A modern "fairy tale" (and reading comprehension).
  • Mia has been studying the piano since she was three. Learn more with this reading comprehension about a girl's devotion to her instrument.
  • Charlie loves Easter! You'll see why- with this reading comprehension, word search, crossword puzzle, and writing activity.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • "Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

  • Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
  • This fictional reading comprehension tells the story of a very bad day at an amusement park.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • A realistic fiction story about a woman working in her hot summer garden. This reading comprehension features thoughtful short answer questions.
  • With the help of her big brother and the support of her parents, a sixth grader tries out for the school softball team in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.