The Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature

During the middle school years students will begin to ask more questions and think critically about the information they are learning.

This is the perfect time to introduce children to classic literature and a variety of literary genres. It is also a great time to encourage students to have conversations about the books and stories they are reading.

Since our children were young we have coordinated a Book Club so they can explore works of literature with their friends.  By engaging in discussions and hands-on learning activities they have developed a love of reading and sharing great books with their friends.

We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.

Because of our fondness for great literature we have gathered a number of wonderful resources to share with you our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature:

Book Lists

5 Contemporary Novels Middle Schoolers Will Enjoy

5 Interesting Biographies to Inspire Preteens

Challenge Middle Schoolers with these 5 Excellent Classics

Fantastic Adventures Await Young Teens in these 5 Books

52 Story Books for Middle Schoolers in A Year

50+ Books for a 5th Grader who Loves to Read

50+ Books for a 6th Grader Who Loves to Read

60+ Books for a 7th Grader Who Loves to Read

45 Books for an 8th Grader Who Loves to Read

40 Fiction Books for Boys

40 MORE Books for Boys

Middle School Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

17 Living Books about the World Wars for Middle School Kids

Free Classics List by Grade Level

We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.

Middle School Literature Hands-on Activities

Literature Learning Activities for Middle School – Link up

A Book and a Movie: Mary Poppins

Kingdom Keepers Quests at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Secret Garden – Book Study & Activities

Around the World in 80 Days – Book Study & Activities

Peter Pan – Learning Activities

Literature Lessons from Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Amos Fortune: Literature Project – After reading Amos Fortune, assign this simple project to help your middle schooler learn to analyze the themes from the book.

Black Cauldron movie night

Johnny Tremain book and a movie

Book and a Movie: Pictures of Hollis Woods

Island of the Blue Dolphins Learning Activities

The Secret Garden – Make Your Own Terrarium [FREE Printable]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Simple Stained Glass Activity

Pinocchio – Make Your Own Marionettes

Mapping Fogg’s Trip Around the World in Eighty Days

Fun Family Activities for Swiss Family Robinson

We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.

Book Clubs and Discussion Starters

Teen Book Club Ideas: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Teen Book Club Ideas: The Indian in the Cupboard

Teen Book Club Ideas: The Red Badge of Courage

Teen Book Club Ideas: The Giver

Teen Book Club Made Easy with Dover Study Guides: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Learning with Other Families: Start a Middle School Book Club

Bibliovores: The Candymakers

Bibliovores: The Castle Corona

Bibliovores: Padding at Large

Bibliovores: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Bibliovores: Summer of the Monkeys

Bibliovores: The One and Only Ivan

Bibliovores: Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Bibliovores: George Muller

The How To’s For Book Clubs: Example of a Teen Themed Book Club

We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.

Middle School Literature Resources, Printables, and More

How to Make the Best Teen Summer Reading List (FREE Printable)

40 Free Literature Resources Students Will Flip For

How To Teach Shakespeare (Even When You Think You Aren’t a Fan)

Bringing Classic Literature to Life with Unit Studies

Meeting American Girl Author Valerie Tripp

Tools for Homeschooling Middle School: Teaching Language Arts & Literature

Which Biography Series is Right for Your Middle School Student?

Biography Report Form/Organizer [FREE Printable]

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing Styles – Using picture books to teach writing styles is a series of posts that use children’s literature as mentor texts for teaching middle school students how to write persuasive essays, narratives, biographies and more.

Living Literature Top 10 Index – This living literature list includes topics ranging from character training to science, and everything in between.

Creating a Themed Literature Unit for Middle School

Why You Should Track Teen Reading

Above & Beyond Five in a Row for Middle School

We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.

Looking for more great learning resources?  Our friends at iHomeschool Network have created a number of very helpful Ultimate Guides to help with your homeschool journey.  Be sure to check them out today!

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Comments

  1. Wow! That is quite a list! Thanks for taking the time to link everything up. I can’t wait to dig in and check these out.

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