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Middle School Junior High Book Units

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  • 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.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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: 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: 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: 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?
  • 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?)
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 '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: 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 '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: 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.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the Helen Frost book.