You are an abcteach Member, but you are logged in to the Free Site. To access all member features, log into the Member Site.

Middle School Junior High Book Units

FILTER THIS CATEGORY:   What's This?
= Member Site Document
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 '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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Straightforward reading comprehension questions and a character quiz to review Avi's historical fiction tale of a girl who taught her classmates.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 '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.
  • 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 '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: 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.
  • 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 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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 '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.
  • 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.
  • Enhance Pearl S. Buck's story of a Japanese tsunami with vocabulary review comprehension questions and creative writing prompts.
  • 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.
  • 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