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Middle School Junior High Literature Activities

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  • 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: Kipling's Jungle Book (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Kipling's Jungle Book (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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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

  • [member-created using abctools] From "alliteration" to "stanza". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls.
  • Use this 'How to Argue... Using Fallacies (part 1) -upper elementary/middle' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'How to Argue... Using Fallacies (part 1) -upper elementary/middle'. This thorough unit is packed with information about some of the most common fallacies: how to spot them, and how to avoid them. Subsequent lessons are available on our member site.
  • This lesson uses passages from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll to introduce the concept of puns.
  • 1 DOWN: Wrote Last of the Mohicans. Match the famous American authors to their works.
  • 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.

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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.