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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • This five page book unit builds vocabulary and comprehension skills via the book by Mir Tamim Ansary. The unit can be used without the book, as well.
  • Reinforces vocabulary and comprehension for Bonnie Pryor's story of 300 years of history.
  • Use this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (elem/upper elem)'. Reading comprehension questions for each of the seventeen chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". The complete set is available on our member site. Includes answer sheet.
  • Use this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - vocabulary (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - vocabulary (elem/upper elem)'. Review the more challenging vocabulary in the book, both in context and by dictionary definition. Arranged by chapter. This lesson includes a detailed answer sheet. A complete set of "The Chronicles of Narnia" lessons is available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Book: Martin's Big Words (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Martin's Big Words (elem/upper elem)'. Enhances the Martin Luther King, Jr. biography by Doreen Rappaport.
  • 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 'Book: Kira-Kira (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Kira-Kira (upper elem/middle)'. Review some of the more difficult vocabulary from the 2005 Newbery winner by Cynthia Kadohata, organized by chapters.
  • Use this 'Book: Kira-Kira (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Kira-Kira (upper elem/middle)'. Word unscramble exercise for vocabulary found in Cynthia Kadohata's popular Newbery Medal winning story. One of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • Use this 'Book: The Tale of Despereaux (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Tale of Despereaux (upper elementary)'. Review some of the more difficult vocabulary from the 2004 Newbery winner, organized by chapters.
  • Use this 'Book: The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 (upper elem/middle)'. Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • Use this 'Book: Al Capone Does My Shirts (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Al Capone Does My Shirts (upper elementary)'. Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.
  • Use this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead'. Six levels of questions to review the historical fiction 2002 Newbery winner by Avi. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • Use this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead (vocabulary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead (vocabulary)'. A list of challenging vocabulary from Avi's popular medieval novel (winner of the Newbery Prize), for review or study. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • Use this 'Book: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (upper elem/ middle)'. Chapter-by-chapter questions review comprehension of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery winner about a girl growing up (and not fitting in) in 1680s Puritan America.
  • Review comprehension for the third book in the popular series by J.K. Rowling.
  • Further enhance comprehension with two pages of vocabulary exercises (from "animosity" to "parchment") for the fourth book in the popular series by J.K. Rowling.
  • Use this 'Book: A Year Down Yonder (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A Year Down Yonder (upper elem/ middle)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany Richard Peck's Newbery-winning (2000) novel about a Chicago girl who spends a year of the Depression with her intimidating grandmother in a rural town.
  • Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
  • Comprehension questions to accompany Rodman Philbrick's popular novel about what happens when two people with limitations become one mighty person. This book was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
  • Use this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)'. "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • Use this 'Book: Where the Lilies Bloom (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Where the Lilies Bloom (middle school)'. Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review the novel about a family that struggles to stay together after their father dies.
  • Use this 'Portfolio Cover: Books I Have Read' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio Cover: Books I Have Read'. Use this page to divide portfolio categories or for a notebook cover.
  • Use this 'Book: Hatchet (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Hatchet (upper elem/middle)'. The Newbery-winning novel Hatchet (by Gary Paulsen) is a popular book, even among reluctant readers. Expand your reading with a chapter summary sheet, vocabulary expansion exercises, comprehension review, and MUCH more.
  • Use this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)'. This mini-unit uses Shel Silverstein's popular poem as a jump-off point to creative and letter writing, and to assessing the elements of poetry. The food pyramid, biodegradable products, journal prompts... a towering pile of great ideas.
  • Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
  • Use this 'Book: A Christmas Carol (upper elementary/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A Christmas Carol (upper elementary/middle)'. Reading Dicken's classic? Enhance the reading with this unit, featuring vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, and more.
  • Use this 'Word Wall: "A Christmas Carol" (picture)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Wall: "A Christmas Carol" (picture)'. From "Bob Cratchit" to "wealthy". These vocabulary building word strips with a picture of Scrooge at his desk are great for word walls. Use for sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice. Enhances vocabulary in the Charles Dickens classic.
  • Comprehension questions and short answer writing prompts to review Natalie Babbitt's popular story of a family that doesn't age.
  • Use this 'Book: Murder on the Orient Express (upper/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Murder on the Orient Express (upper/middle)'. Agatha Christie's classic mystery unfolds with this unit, which includes pre-reading questions, sequencing practice, tests, and much more.
  • Use this 'Book: When Africa Was Home (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: When Africa Was Home (upper elem/middle)'. A mini-unit, featuring comprehension questions and vocabulary builders, designed to enhance Karen Williams' book; perfect for integration into a "What does 'home' mean?" lesson.
  • This five page unit, stressing vocabulary and comprehension skills, works well with or without the biography by Ann McGovern.
  • This five page unit, stressing vocabulary and comprehension skills, works well with or without the biography by Lola M. Schaefer.
  • Use this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)'. Combining critical thinking and comprehension skills with a strong student-driven approach to the different types of intelligence, this double unit is a fantastic enhancement for Daniel Keyes' modern classic tale of intelligence gained and lost. This is one of many book lessons on our member site.
  • Use this 'Book: The Islander (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Islander (upper elem/middle)'. Short-answer questions to review comprehension of the haunting Cynthia Rylant novel.
  • Use this 'Book: Missing May, chapter 1 (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Missing May, chapter 1 (upper elem/middle)'. Thoughtful short essay questions to get students started with Cynthia Rylant's 1993 Newbery-winning tale of grief and hope.
  • Use this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Magician's Nephew (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Magician's Nephew (elem/upper elem)'. Reading comprehension questions for each of the chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". Includes answer sheet.
  • "Once upon a time there were Five Chinese Brothers and they all looked exactly alike..." Reinforce the vocabulary and review comprehension of Claire Huchet Bishop's retelling of a Chinese folktale.
  • Use this 'Book: Lemony Snicket's "The Bad Beginning" (vocabulary) (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Lemony Snicket's "The Bad Beginning" (vocabulary) (elem/upper elem)'. This unit is built on the vocabulary presented in the first of the "Series of Unfortunate Events". Students fill in the vocabulary as defined in the book, and then verify the meanings against dictionary definitions.
  • Use this 'Book: Lemony Snicket's "The Bad Beginning" (writing) (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Lemony Snicket's "The Bad Beginning" (writing) (elem/upper elem)'. Two thought-provoking writing prompts for each of the thirteen unlucky chapters in the book.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Helen Frost.