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Middle School Junior High Reading Comprehension Printable Worksheets

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  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An introduction to the state... and great testing practice!
  • A one page reading comprehension selection explains some of the religious origins of Easter including Lent, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. It is followed by 8 items to sequence, 5 true/false questions, 6 vocabulary questions, and 5 questions that require brief written responses.
  • This one page reading comprehension activity describes a traditional Czech Easter. It is followed by 8 questions that require written responses.
  • A reading comprehension about this festive season.
  • Interested in chickadees? Learn more about them with this fact-filled reading comprehension.
  • Interested in sparrows? Learn more about them with this fact-filled reading comprehension.
  • May 29th marks the anniversary of the first time the summit of Mount Everest was reached (in 1953). Mark the occasion with this informative reading comprehension.
  • Do you know... how big the biggest shark is? when sharks first existed on Earth? where sharks can be found? Learn about these fabulous fish with this informative reading comprehension.
  • An informative reading comprehension on the "armored" mammal.
  • This reading comprehension on the world's longest bridge comes with some tricky questions!
  • A reading comprehension on one of London's famous bridges, with questions to really test detailed reading abilities.
  • One of the most famous bridges in the world is presented in this reading comprehension, with multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • This reading comprehension gives details about the famous orange bridge.
  • A series of reading comprehensions, designed to introduce the history of space travel.
  • A factual reading comprehension, describing the habitats, origins, and habits of these famous flightless birds.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension and a crossword puzzle.
  • This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • A fact-filled reading comprehension explaining the hows and whys of animal behavior. Includes short answer comprehension question.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension, with discussion-provoking pre-questions, and excellent vocabulary building.
  • The basic construction of a news story is explained, then students check their knowledge by reading a real story; the classified section (sales and jobs) is also explored.
  • This fact-filled (first-person) reading comprehension presents many of the challenges and rewards of nursing.
  • Pre-reading discussion questions and vocabulary building, combined with two reading comprehensions that cover two of Alexander's famous moments.
  • Use this 'How to Write a Four Star Extended Response' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'How to Write a Four Star Extended Response'. Directions for writing an extended response on starred border paper.
  • Use this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)'. Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.
  • Use this 'Fable: Aesop and Fitting In' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fable: Aesop and Fitting In'. This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • Two page reading comp about the impact of recycling on the environment with short answer questions and with vocabulary crossword.
  • A one page color illustrated fact sheet featuring five endangered fish of North America, plus a page of 6 discussion questions for upper elementary/middle school and a page of 7 short answer questions for elementary students. Also includes teacherís notes. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.
  • A two page text on the history of the causes of WWI with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Southern Ocean (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Southern Ocean (upper elem/middle)'. A two page reading comprehension text regarding the formation of the Southern Ocean, part of abcteach's series on world oceans. Unit includes a set of short answer and a set of multiple choice questions,and a writing prompt, crossword puzzle and word unscramble.
  • Use this 'Readers' Theater: Mom's Christmas Stories (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Readers' Theater: Mom's Christmas Stories (upper elem/middle)'. A ten page abcteach original play, Mom's Christmas Stories, designed to read aloud. Multiple choice and short answer reading comprehension question sets are included, as well as, a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World War II-Costs (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World War II-Costs (middle/high school)'. Two pages of text explains the cost of World War II, part of the abcteach history series on World War II. Unit includes a set of multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions, as well as a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World War II - Consequences (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World War II - Consequences (middle/high school)'. A three page text describing the world wide political, social, economic, and technological changes resulting from World War II. This final unit in a three part series on the history of WWII, includes a set of multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions, plus a writing prompt.
  • An explanation of Hawking Radiation, plus an experiment creating an event horizon, a report form, a vocabulary exercise and glossary make up this lesson.
  • A one page discussion of ways to keep hearts healthy, with multiple choice and short answer question sets, plus a crossword puzzle, a word search and a writing prompt.
  • Jacob and his twin sister learn about the importance of family health history. Includes a set of short response and a set of multiple choice questions, plus a writing prompt that will help student make a plan for heart health in their family.
  • An introduction and Part 1, Deciding to Run for Office, of a Social Studies series on the five steps to seeking public office. Includes a teacher's note for use of this series as part of a hands on mock campaign.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World Capital - London (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World Capital - London (upper elem/middle)'. A two page text of an overview of modern London and its history, plus a spotlight of the city's unique transportation system and additional facts. Includes a set of multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • A one page guide to riding bicycles safely, with multiple choice and short answer question sets.