A printable set of reading worksheets leveled just for middle school students.

There are several activities that middle school students participate in that have been shown to improve their ability to comprehend what they read. The most important thing to remember is that you get better at anything by consistently performing it regularly. The more you do anything, the better you get at it. Before you attempt to improve your skills, it is important to understand where you stand. You can evaluate this by taking a quick leveled reading test. Some students often feel that if they can read aloud well, they will be good readers. Just because you can say something does not mean that you understand it. Research has shown us that students that struggle with reading comprehension can often be good decoders yet not really grasp what is coming in. Middle school is age where readers either get more motivated, taking their comprehension new levels; or they feel reading becomes a job. Use the worksheets below to start to invigorate your learners. Reading should be not only a skill, but one that you enjoy using to learn more about everything. There are five sheets for each separate reading passage, so be sure to print them all (we have numbered them to help out). Answer keys have also been provided for instructors.

Nationally, over two-thirds of middle school students are reading below their grade level. A healthy dose of these worksheets, regularly, should help get your students back on track. These reading worksheets are broken into three parts. The first page is the reading passage. The second page is a series of multiple-choice questions which is followed by the third page which are free response questions based on the same passage. Please realize that some of the questions on page three are open response and can have countless possible answers. You will see those answers labelled as answer may vary.

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Calling All Baseball Fans

Baseball fans are a dedicated group of people and still flock to the ball park whenever they can. The avid fan has a collection of baseball memorabilia that came from special promotions at the ball park.

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Calling All Baseball Fans Multiple Choice Questions

A special day at the baseball park like Opening Day or Nostalgia Day.

Calling All Baseball Fans Short Answer Questions

In the 1940s Father-Son Day at the baseball park was a special event. How are viewpoints different today so that baseball teams no longer have Father-Son Day?

The Clock behind Your Cell Phone

For many Americans carrying a cell phone has replaced the need for wearing a wrist watch. If you need to know what time it is, just flip open your cell phone.

The Clock behind Your Cell Phone Multiple Choice Questions

The world’s first atomic clock was announced in 1949 by what country?

The Clock behind Your Cell Phone Short Answer Questions

What do the letters NIST in the name of the atomic clock introduced in 1991 stand for?

Coffee around the World

The coffee beverage that Americans so enjoy comes from a long process that begins with a plant that grows in mountains near the equator.

Coffee around the World Short Answer Questions

Explain how the coffee you buy in the grocery store is made.

Tails Matter When You're Talking About Deer

The whitetail deer of North America is instantly recognized by the flash of the erect fluffy white tail and white rump that indicate the flight response of this species of deer.

Tails Matter When You're Talking About Deer Multiple Choice Questions

How many species of whitetail deer are there in North America?

Tails Matter When You're Talking About Deer Short Answer Questions

Would you like to visit the western United States and see mule deer? Explain why or why not.

The Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to one outstanding football player on a college team in the United States.

The Heisman Trophy Multiple Choice Questions

In what city did club members create the Heisman trophy?

The Heisman Trophy Short Answer Questions

What is the relationship between Heisman trophy winners and professional football?

Quilting in Pioneer Days

Pioneer quilts, similar to the one in the picture, had a particular design or pattern and each pattern had a name. As settlers moved westward, the names attached to the patterns changed.

Quilting in Pioneer Days Multiple Choice Questions

What major change allowed textile mills to develop in New England?

Quilting in Pioneer Days Short Answer Questions

What four major events came together to improve the availability of fabric to pioneer settlements?

T-Shirts in Style

If you are like most Americans, you love to wear T-shirts. Today men can be considered stylishly dressed wearing the right T-shirt under a sports coat instead of a traditional dress shirt and tie.

T-Shirts in Style Multiple Choice Questions

When actors wore just T-shirts in films in the 1950s many people were.

T-Shirts in Style Short Answer Questions

Explain the difference in uniforms between American and European soldiers during World War I. How do you think this difference may have influenced the war?

Volcanoes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Central American country that attracts tens of thousands of U.S. tourists every year since it can easily be reached by plane from major U.S. cities.

Volcanoes in Costa Rica Multiple Choice Questions

We know humans have lived in Costa Rica for thousands of years because.

Volcanoes in Costa Rica Short Answer Questions

The Arenal National Park has hotels and lodges near to the active volcano. Would you stay at one of these hotels or lodges? Explain why or why not.

X Games

The X Games are a relatively new forum for athletic competition based upon the structure of the Olympic Games.

X Games Multiple Choice Questions

How are the X Games different from the Olympics?

X Games Short Answer Questions

How do the Summer X Games differ from the Winter X Games?