Middle School Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Middle School

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction passages written for middle school students in students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  These printable article and stories have comprehension questions to check students' reading comprehension skills.

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the apple core icon (Common Core).

Non-Fiction

World's Largest Marsupial Free

This article will teach students about the red kangaroo. Measuring 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, it is the world's largest marsupial.

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Bird Brains At Work Member

Learn about the many jobs carrier pigeons perform. These working birds can serve as mailmen, lifeguards, scientist helpers, and even military spies.

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Poison Dart Frogs Member

Learn all about the fascinating poison dart frog. The Columbian poison dart frog is one of the most toxic species on earth, but did you know poison dart frogs may have the ability to help humans?

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Sea Turtles Member

Did you know that sea turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs? Learn all about the fascinating world of sea turtles. Discover the names of the seven sea turtle species, learn about the obstacles baby sea turtles face when they hatch, and find out the dangers sea turtles face today.

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An Atom Apart Member

A scientific article about atoms, the building blocks for molecules and everything that's made of matter

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The Inner Planets Free

Learn about the terrestrial inner planets of our solar system.

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The Outer Planets Member

Learn about the gas giants that can be found beyond the asteroid belt.

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Have You Got a Buck? Member

This article explores the unique symbols on the U.S. one-dollar bill.

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Rhinoceros Beetle Member

The rhinoceros beetle is the world's strongest animal, relative to its size. It can lift 850 times its own weight!

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Leaf Cutter Ants Member

Learn about the complex society of a leaf cutter ant colony. Each colony has a queen, males, soldiers, farmer ants, and even trash collector ants.

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Immune System Member

An article describing how the human body's immune system works

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The Busy Beaver Member

Do you know the difference between a beaver dam and a beaver lodge? The author of this article answers all kinds of frequently asked questions about beavers, including where they live, how much they weigh, and how long they can stay underwater.

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Poems

Falling Asleep Free

The person in this poem is worrying about the shadows on the walls and can not fall asleep.

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Taking a Tumble Member

In this poem, the main character experiences a falling sensation as she drifts off to sleep.

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Animal Articles

Short articles aon a variety of animals.

Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading comprehension passages and questions for third graders.

Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading comprehension passages and questions for fourth graders.

Fifth  Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading comprehension passages and questions for fifth graders.

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