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Middle School Junior High Literature Activities

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  • 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: Orwell's Animal Farm (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Orwell's Animal Farm (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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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 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: 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.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (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 'Literature Circle Job: Summarizer' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Literature Circle Job: Summarizer'. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3
  • Four short tales with a survival theme (“Exploring the Titanic”, “Three Skeleton Key”, “Survive the Savage Sea”, and “The Dinner Party”) are thoroughly explored in this mega-unit, covering setting, characters, plots, and other short story devices.
  • 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 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (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 'Literature Circle Job: Travel Chaser' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Literature Circle Job: Travel Chaser'.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (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.
  • A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • Use this 'Ways to Share Books' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Ways to Share Books'. List of ideas for students to share the books they have read.
  • 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.
  • [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.

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.