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Middle School Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This is our collection of fiction and nonfiction passages written for middle school students in 7th and 8th grades, or any students reading at those levels. These printable articles and stories have comprehension questions to check students' reading comprehension skills.

Middle School Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Nonfiction Science Articles

An Atom Apart  FREE 
A scientific article about atoms, the building blocks for molecules and everything that's made of matter
7th Grade
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Learn all about black holes and what makes them such a mystery! Students will become familiar with what black holes are, how they form, what happens when objects get too close to black holes, and more.
8th Grade
An article describing how the human body's immune system works
7th Grade

Greek Gods Series

Read this passage to learn more about Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love. Then test your understanding by answering 5 reading comprehension questions.
7th and 8th Grades
Widely known for his fiery chariot, Apollo was actually considered the Greek god of many different things. Read this article and answer the questions to learn more about him.
7th and 8th Grades
Read this short article about the Greek god Ares, and then answer five questions to reinforce your understanding of the content.
7th and 8th Grades
With this short reading comprehension article, students will learn all about Artemis, a Greek goddess who presided over animals and nature.
7th and 8th Grades
Athena, the goddess of wisdom, was loved around Greece. Learn more about her with this short reading comprehension article.
7th and 8th Grades
Demeter is known in Greek mythology as the goddess of the harvest. Students can find out more about her with this worksheet.
7th and 8th Grades
If you were a farmer in ancient Greece, you might have prayed to Dionysus for a good harvest, but he watched over much more than just crops. Use this worksheet to learn more about him.
7th and 8th Grades
Hades was said to rule everything under the earth, known as the underworld. Learn more about him with this short passage and worksheet.
7th and 8th Grades
Students learning about Greek mythology can find out more about this famous fire god with this helpful worksheet.
7th and 8th Grades
This worksheet is a great supplemental activity for students learning about Greek gods and goddesses.
7th and 8th Grades
Hermes was a messenger to the gods, but also a god himself. Find out more about him with this short article.
7th and 8th Grades
As goddess of hearth and home, Hestia was worshipped by all of ancient Greece. Find out more about this important deity with this worksheet.
7th and 8th Grades
This worksheet is all about Poseidon, the king of the sea in Greek mythology. It features a short passage and five reading comprehension questions.
7th and 8th Grades
Read about one of the most well-known Greek gods: Zeus. Then answer several reading comprehension questions.
7th and 8th Grades

Nonfiction Social Studies Articles

This article is about an important unit in World War II, the 99th Fighter Squadron, or the Tuskegee Airmen. Reading comprehension questions include short answer, multiple choice, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
7th Grade
Students can read all about a heroic pigeon who helped troops in World War I. Then they can answer questions about the article to test their comprehension.
7th Grade


Learn about a remarkable woman who faced difficult challenges to become an accomplished doctor, scientist, astronaut, explorer, and astronaut: Dr. Mae Jemison.
7th Grade
When you think of a courageous trailblazer, who comes to your mind? When you learn about Harriet Tubman in this historical biography, you'll see why she is remembered as a heroic and courageous leader of the abolitionist cause. This activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing response.
7th Grade
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(1st - 6th Grades)

This page will link you to reading comprehension passages for students in 1st through 6th grades.

Animal Articles

Short articles on a variety of animals. We've got articles on all animals, from aardvarks to zebras.

Fifth  Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading comprehension passages and questions for fifth graders.

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