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Middle School Reading
5th Grade Reading
Practice informational reading skills with these winter nonfiction articles! Learn fascinating facts about snowflakes, ice hotels, animal adaptations, and more while covering main idea, text structure, sequencing, cause and effect, and other vital reading skills. This resource contains five original articles, each with reading questions and an accompanying graphic organizer.
Use this fun and interactive sorting game to review and reinforce figurative language. These 100 cards each have examples of figurative language taken from real YA literature. Students will sort them into seven categories: metaphors, similes, personification, hyperboles, idioms, onomatopoeia, alliteration.
Fun, motivating stations for figurative language and sound devices get students thinking deeply and creatively! You get 8 different stations with task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Students identify and analyze figurative language, and then brainstorm to apply their knowledge in imaginative ways.
Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.
Free, Printable Character Traits Worksheet - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë published her novel Jane Eyre in 1847. It tells the story of a young orphan, Jane Eyre, from childhood to adulthood. In this worksheet, students read a passage from Chapter 1 about the character, John Reed, and list 10 of his character traits.
Week 12 Reading Comprehension (B-12). A short passage and questions about how different colors affect us and mix together. Cross-Curricular Focus: Visual Arts. This worksheet is in line with Common Core Standards for 2nd and 3rd grade Key Ideas and Details, but may also be used for other grades. The passage’s Lexile Level is 650.