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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • 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 True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle'. Review comprehension for Avi's historical fiction novel of a teen stowaway on a clipper ship in the 1800s. This book was a 1991 Newbery Honor book.
  • 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: 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.
  • An introduction to the famous Grimm brothers, the source of their stories and their motivations for collecting them, and a reflection on the stories' resonance today are all presented in this reading comprehension.
  • This unit takes a different approach to Grimm. Starting with a straight reading of six stories (available in one download on abcteach), the unit then addresses deeper meanings (What does Cinderella's shoe symbolize?), and finishes with a humorous approach (what would a social worker say about Hansel and Gretel?)
  • The texts for six of Grimm's stories (The Frog King, Bearskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, King Thrushbeard, and Cinderella), translated into English from the original German. Available to accompany our "Grimm Stories" unit, or just for entertaining reading.
  • Review comprehension of Deborah and James Howes' popular story of a rabbit that is a vampire... or is it?
  • 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.
  • One page of comprehension questions and one page of character analysis to help reinforce understanding of Kristina Gregory's tale of early American history.
  • 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: 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 Tale of Despereaux (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Tale of Despereaux (upper elem/middle)'. Knowledge, comprehension, application (word problems), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questions to review the 2004 Newbery winner by Kate DiCamillo.
  • 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.
  • Reviews vocabulary and checks comprehension for Ann Brashares' popular novel of enduring friendship... and pants.
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • 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

  • Comprehension questions to review Deborah Hopkinson's hisorical novel of a brave slave girl's map to freedom.
  • 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: Because of Winn-Dixie (upper elementary/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Because of Winn-Dixie (upper elementary/middle)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension review of the popular Newbery honor book by Kate DiCamillo about a Florida town, a lonely girl, and the stray dog that changes everything. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • Straightforward reading comprehension questions and a character quiz to review Avi's historical fiction tale of a girl who taught her classmates.
  • Vocabulary unscramble, word search, crossword, multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions, and writing prompts to go with Roald Dahl's 1961 classic about the adventures of James and his insect friends in a runaway giant peach.
  • Enhances Karen Ackerman's 1989 Caldecott winning story of a retired vaudevillian grandfather.
  • Use this 'Book: What Lives in a Shell? (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: What Lives in a Shell? (elementary)'. Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
  • 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 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.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Helen Frost.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Helen Frost.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the Helen Frost book.
  • 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: 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.