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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • 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.
  • Reviews vocabulary and checks comprehension for Ann Brashares' popular novel of enduring friendship... and pants.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Review comprehension of Deborah and James Howes' popular story of a rabbit that is a vampire... or is it?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Review comprehension of Elaine Marie Alphin's story of a boy whose summer vacation is changed when he meets the ghost of a Civil War soldier his own age.
  • 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.
  • Pre-reading questions, discussion questions, vocabulary and comprehension review, writing topics, and relevant activities (including recipes) for nearly every chapter make this unit an exceptional enhancement for Robert Burch's novel about a tough heroine.
  • Chapter-by-chapter vocabulary definitions, with illustrations, for Robert Burch's novel.
  • Use this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/ middle)'. Reviews comprehension for E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner about a quirkily academic group and their Saturday morning teas.
  • 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.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions review Mary Norton's popular story of the little people who "borrow" from the house.
  • 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.
  • Review comprehension for the fifth 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: 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: 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!
  • Review Walter Dean Myer's story of a World War II soldier, from the "My Name is America" series. Includes story sequencing, multiple choice comprehension questions, grammar review, and more. Common Core:ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Short-answer questions review comprehension of Tamora Pierce's popular fantasy novel.
  • Enhance Pearl S. Buck's story of a Japanese tsunami with vocabulary review comprehension questions and creative writing prompts.
  • 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.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Marguerite De Angeli's story of medieval times. This unit includes a biography of the author, text-based math work, 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.
  • Thirty short answer comprehension questions to review Tamora Pierce's popular young adult novel from the "Song of the Lioness" quartet about a female knight. Suggested answers provided.
  • 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.