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Middle School Junior High Literature Activities

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  • Use this 'First Sentence: London's Call of the Wild (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: London's Call of the Wild (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Twain's Connecticut Yankee... (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Twain's Connecticut Yankee... (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Adams' Watership Down (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Adams' Watership Down (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Saint-Exupery's Little Prince (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Saint-Exupery's Little Prince (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: James' Portrait of a Lady (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: James' Portrait of a Lady (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Kafka's Metamorphosis (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Kafka's Metamorphosis (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Orwell's 1984 (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Orwell's 1984 (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Shelley's Frankenstein (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Shelley's Frankenstein (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Kidnapped (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Kidnapped (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Teaching a "survival" unit? Use our suggested mega-unit, or choose your own stories of danger and bravery. These four worksheets (from the larger unit) will help with location, characters, setting, and conflict and resolution comprehension.
  • Use this 'Reading Log (upper/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading Log (upper/middle school)'. This form enables students to track dates, titles, and authors for the books, stories, and magazine articles they are reading.
  • A folktale from Vietnam, with vocabulary, short answer comprehension questions, and a writing prompt.
  • [member-created using abctools] From "alliteration" to "stanza". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls.
  • This lesson uses passages from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll to introduce the concept of puns.
  • A list of 20 great US authors and a corresponding list of their works. These can be used in a variety of ways including in matching games, for study aids, etc.
  • Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • This Biography: Rachel Carson (upper elem/middle) clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Biography: Rachel Carson (upper elem/middle) clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: After Apple-Picking' printable worksheets in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this autumn/harvest-themed poem. One and one-half pages of dialogue for four readers based on the classic Robert Frost poem: "After Apple-Picking."

  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: How the Leaves Came Down' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this autumn-themed poem. One page of dialogue for three readers based on the classic Susan Coolidge poem: 'How the Leaves Came Down.'

  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: October' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this autumn-themed poem. One page of dialogue for seven readers (can easily be adapted to fewer readers) based on the classic Robert Frost poem: "October."

  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: The Wild Swans at Coole' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this autumn-themed poem. One page of dialogue for five readers (can easily be adapted to fewer readers) based on the classic W.B. Yeats poem: 'The Wild Swans at Coole'.

  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: The Raven' pribtable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this classic poem by Edgar Allan Poe, especialy during Halloween. Over three pages of dialogue for seven readers. Includes multiple choice, short answer questions, and vocabulary.

  • Use this 'Reader's Theater Poetry: Theme in Yellow' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this classic Halloween-themed poem by Carl Sandburg. Five stanzas of dialogue for five readers, which may be adapted to fewer readers. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions.

Notes

  • 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.