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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • Use this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/middle school)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • 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 '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 '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.
  • Short-answer comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and writing prompts to accompany Katherine Paterson's story of sorrow and friendship.
  • Use this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of growing up among pirates.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
  • 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 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • 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: 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: 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 Unit: Wonder (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: Wonder (upper elem/middle)'. This is an 18 page comprehensive reading unit for the novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It includes comprehension questions as well as pre-and post-writing activities.
  • Use this 'Book Unit: The Sneetches (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: The Sneetches (elem)'. This book unit is based on Dr. Seuss' book, The Sneetches. It addresses diversity, equality and tolerance. The unit includes comprehension questions, pre- and post-writing activities as well as a rhyming word lesson.
  • Use this 'Book Unit: The Sneetches (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: The Sneetches (upper elem/middle)'. This book unit is based on Dr. Seuss' book, The Sneetches. It addresses diversity, equality and tolerance. The unit includes comprehension questions, as well as pre-and post- writing activities.
  • 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.