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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • "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: 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: 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: 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.
  • Reinforces vocabulary and comprehension for Bonnie Pryor's story of 300 years of history.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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 '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: 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 '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.