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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions and short answer writing prompts to review Natalie Babbitt's popular story of a family that doesn't age.
  • Use this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)'. Questions to review characters and comprehension in Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • Use this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • Use this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy (elem/upper elem)'. Reading comprehension questions for each of the fifteen chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". Includes answer sheet.
  • Use this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy - vocabulary (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy - 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)'. Reading comprehension questions to review Karen Cushman's Newbery Honor-winning story of a young woman coming of age in the Middle Ages.
  • 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: 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: Dear Mr. Henshaw (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Dear Mr. Henshaw (upper elem)'. Review comprehension of Beverly Cleary's 1984 Newbery winner about a boy's correspondence with a real live author.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre'. "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.
  • 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: 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: 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 'Book: Holes (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Holes (upper elementary)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany Louis Sachar's Newbery-winning (1999) novel of a camp that is not what it seems.
  • Use this 'Book: If You Grew Up with George Washington (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: If You Grew Up with George Washington (elem/upper elem)'. This vocabulary enhancer works well with or without the book by Ruth Belov Gross about the life and times of George Washington.
  • 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)'. Knowledge, comprehension, application (word problems), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questions to review the 2005 Newbery winner by Cynthia Kadohata.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Meet M & M (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Meet M & M (elementary)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of Pat Ross' book about friendship.
  • 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: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)'. The pages for this book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a writing activity on moving to a new country; a writing activity about a time when you felt that you were different from others; an story boarding activity; a compare and contrast activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; and templates for rubrics and scoring student work; a word search and answer key. (11 pages)
  • 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: Over Sea, Under Stone (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Over Sea, Under Stone (upper elem/middle)'. Vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions to review the first book in Susan Cooper's popular "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre'. "When the two main characters initially meet, what is the source of conflict?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any romance book (from Jane Austen to Meg Cabot). An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Sarah, Plain and Tall (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Sarah, Plain and Tall (elem/upper elem)'. Worksheet for character understanding, chapter-by-chapter summary questions, comprehension questions, and writing prompts to go with Patricia MacLachlan's Newbery-winning tale of a woman who cares for a widower and his children in the turn-of-the-century midwest.
  • Use this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)'. Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review Mary E. Pearson's modern day "Romeo and Juliet". Includes character Venn, multiple choice and short essay questions, and more.
  • Use this 'Book: Sign of the Beaver (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Sign of the Beaver (upper elementary)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and writing prompts to accompany Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award-winning story of growing friendship and respect between two boys: a white settler and a Native American.
  • Use this 'Book: Sounder (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Sounder (upper elem/middle)'. Review comprehension of William Armstrong's 1970 Newbery winning story of a loyal coon dog and a boy's transition to adulthood.
  • Use this 'Book: The Grey King (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Grey King (upper elem/middle)'. Comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany the Newbery-winning (1976) fourth book in Susan Cooper's "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • 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: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)'. A fantastic supplemental unit for W.W. Jacob's tale of the horrible side of getting what you wish for. Creative interpretation, inference development, suspense analysis, and more.
  • Use this 'Book: The Respiratory System (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Respiratory System (elementary)'. Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the Helen Frost book.