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7th Grade Reading Worksheets

Some teachers hate 7th grade students. They claim that 7th graders are awkward, annoying, and hormonal. That may be true. Nonetheless, I've always loved my 7th grade classes more than any of my other groups. (Don't tell my 8th graders.) I love my 7th grade students because they are helpful, malleable, and are still eager to please their teachers (for the most part). You can reason with them. They can be hilarious. And they know that they're going to see you around next year, so they're not going to do anything too crazy. This page has all of my reading worksheets that were written at or around the 7th grade level. I used this awesome website to determine the readability scores of each of these worksheets, but you'll want to read and approve them yourself before giving them to your students. If you teach students who are reading at or around the 7th grade level, you've come to the right place. Surely you can find something on this page to enrich your students' literacy skills.

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Reading Comprehension
Author's Purpose
Context Clues
Fact and Opinion
Figurative Language
Genre
Irony
Main Idea
Point of View
Story Structure
Text Structure
Theme
Tone

Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Garbage | Nonfiction Reading Test - To students, the garbage can is a magical device that whisks our rubbish far away from site and mind. Now they can learn where that garbage really goes. Come along with me on a fantastic journey, and answer some skill-focused reading questions. You know that you want to. View my readibility scores.
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Asian Carp | Nonfiction Reading Test - Asian carp were once brought to America to help clean lakes and ponds, but they escape and now threaten the Great Lake fishing industry. Learn more about the most hated fish in America while developing your reading skills with multiple-choice and short essay questions. View my readibility scores.
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The Maginot Line | Nonfiction Reading Test - The Maginot Line was one of the largest and greatest military structure in the history of mankind. It also failed completely. Learn more about how and why in this reading passage. Improve your skills with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. View my readibility scores.
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A Tale of Two Countries | Nonfiction Reading Test - North Korea may share origins with its neighbor to the south, but these two countries have grown to be remarkably different. Learn a little more about what happened in this reading passage, and answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and short essay questions. View my readibility scores.
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Pain Reliever Comprehension Worksheet - Students read the warning labels for two over-the-counter pain killers. Then they answer multiple-choice questions asking them to reference, compare, and use the provided information. View my readibility scores.
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“The Cat That Walked by Himself” | By Rudyard Kipling - This Kipling classic is written in the style of a folktale. This would be a great story to study prior to a discussion of literary genre. Not only that, but this story is fun and written in a clever way. View my readibility scores.
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“The Nightingale and the Rose” | By Oscar Wilde - This is a cautionary tale written by the unforgettable Oscar Wilde. As is characteristic of Wilde's works, this story is densely packed with figurative language and unconventional narrative movements. View my readibility scores.
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“The Lottery Ticket” | By Anton Chekhov - Far too often people equate money with happiness. Chekhov's short story teaches readers that this is not always the case. View my readibility scores.
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“A Mystery of Heroism” | By Stephen Crane - Set against the background of the American Civil War, Crane's tale seeks to explain the secret of heroism. Students will cringe at the ironic twist at the end. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues Worksheets

Context Clues 1.5 - This worksheet has twelve more challenging vocabulary words used in sentences that express their meanings. This is great way to develop strategies to improve your vocabulary. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues 2.4 - This worksheet has another twelve problems to give students practice using context clues. Students define the bolded word and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues 2.6 - This worksheet continues the onslaught of context clues questions with 12 more problems. Determine the meanings of challenging vocabulary words and explain your answers. This worksheet has it all. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues 3.5 - Your students will tremble with anticipation when they hear that you have another 12 context clues problems for them. Don't fight off the excitement. Let it show. Enthusiasm is contagious. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues 3.6 - Here is another context clues worksheet with 12 more problems. Students figure out the meanings of bolded words based on how the words are used, and then the students explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Context Clues 3.7 - This worksheet features another 12 challenging vocabulary words. Students determine the meanings of the words based on how they are used. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Fact and Opinion Worksheets

Fact and Opinion Worksheet 6 - This worksheet has twenty five statements about dancing. Students consider whether each statement is a fact or opinion and then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Figurative Language Worksheets

Figurative Language Worksheet 3 - This four-sided worksheet has 27 examples of figurative language techniques and poetic devices. Students read each example, identify the technique being used, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Figurative Language Worksheet 9 - What? Another double-sided figurative language worksheet with 22 problems? Can this be real? It is real, and it's right here. View my readibility scores.
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Figurative Language Test - This is a multiple-choice figurative language test with forty questions. These questions cover everything from definitions of figurative language techniques to recognizing figurative language techniques in the context of poetry. View my readibility scores.
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Figurative Language Test 2 - This is another figurative language test with forty multiple-choice questions. These questions cover definitions, identifying figurative language techniques, and analyzing figurative language used in complete poems. This is a great way to finish a figurative language unit. View my readibility scores.
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Idioms Test 2 - This test has another fifteen idioms used in sentences with a lot of context. Students determine the meaning of the idiom based on how it is used and choose the appropriate answer. View my readibility scores.
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Idioms Worksheet 1 - This worksheet has fifteen idioms used in context-rich sentences. Students read the sentences and determine the meaning of the idioms. View my readibility scores.
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Idioms Worksheet 6 - This worksheet has more idioms used in sentences. Students figure out the meaning of each idiom based on how it is used. View my readibility scores.
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Onomatopoeia Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has 25 more sentences using onomatopoeia. Students circle the onomatopoeic words and identify what made the noise. View my readibility scores.
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Simile Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has another 10 similes taken from classic poems. Students figure out which two things are being compared in each simile, and then they express the meaning of the simile in literal language. View my readibility scores.
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Personification Worksheet 1 - This worksheet contains 10 examples of personification. Students read each example, determine what is being personified, and then explain the human quality that is given. View my readibility scores.
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Personification Worksheet 4 - This worksheet has 10 examples of personification taken from classic poems. Students identify what is being personified in each example and then explain the trait or quality given. View my readibility scores.
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Personification Worksheet 9 - This worksheet features 10 poetic examples of personification. Students read each example, figure out what is being personified, and then explain the human ability or quality that is given. View my readibility scores.
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Genre Worksheets

Genre Worksheet 5 - Here's another worksheet to help students master genre. Students read descriptions of nine texts, determine the genre and subgenre of each, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Genre Worksheet 7 - This worksheet features 17 problems to help your students master genre. Students read short descriptions of texts, determine the genre and subgenre, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Genre Worksheet 10 - Students read 9 descriptions of texts and determine the genre and subgenre of each based on details. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Irony Worksheets

Irony Worksheet 1 - Students read six short stories, each containing an example of irony. Students must identify each example of irony. Then they must determine whether it is situational, dramatic, or verbal irony. Then they must explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Main Idea Worksheets

Main Idea and Money - Students read seven passages themed around currency. Then they write the main idea of the each passage and come up with a title that expresses the main idea. View my readibility scores.
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Cars - Students won't be able to cruise through this 6 passage main idea and text structure worksheet. That's because they have to create graphic organizers that visually represent the text, and then fill in those graphic organizers with information from the text. View my readibility scores.
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Cotton Candy - Sweet. This worksheet has 6 passages about cotton candy. Students explain the main idea of each passage, think of a title that expresses the main idea, and create and use a graphic organizer that visually represents the text. What a treat! View my readibility scores.
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Point of View Worksheets

Point of View Worksheet 1 - This worksheet features passages taken from 15 texts. Students must identify the narrator's point of view. If the answer is third-person, students must explain which characters' thoughts are revealed. View my readibility scores.
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Point of View Worksheet 7 - This worksheet has 9 more problems to help students master narrative view point. Students read a paragraph and determine whether it is narrated from first, second, third-person limited, third-person objective, or third-person omniscient perspective. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Text Structure

Text Structure Worksheet | Cats - Cats have come along way through history. Learn about some of it and identify the structure of 6 paragraphs about cats. Then create and use an appropriate graphic organizer to contain information from the passage. View my readibility scores.
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Text Structure Worksheet | Smartphones - Students love smartphones, or "phones," as they call them these days. Students also love completing text structure worksheets about them. Students read 6 paragraphs, determine the structure of each, and create and use an appropriate graphic organizer to contain information from the passage. View my readibility scores.
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Text Structure Quiz - Student read 9 cool passages about ice-cream, and they determine the text structure of each passage and answer multiple-choice questions. Then they match text structure definitions to terms. View my readibility scores.
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Text Structure Quiz | Music - This text structure quiz has 9 passages themed around music. Students answer multiple-choice questions about the structure of each passage. Then students match text structure terms to definitions. View my readibility scores.
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Text Structure Quiz | Inventors and Inventions - Students read 9 passages about inventors and inventions and answer multiple-choice questions about the text structure of each. Then students match definitions to text structure terms. View my readibility scores.
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Theme

Theme Worksheet 2 - Students read five short stories and attempt to determine the theme or author's message in each. Then they refer to the text to support their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Theme Worksheet 4 - Students read five short stories and attempt to extract the theme or author's message from each. Then they support their answers by referencing the text. View my readibility scores.
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Theme Worksheet 6 - This worksheet contains another five short stories. Students figure out the theme or author's message in each text and then use the text to support their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Understanding Themes with Fables - Students read fables that have had the morals removed from the end. After reading each fable, students must attempt to determine the message of the fable and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Understanding Themes with Fables 2 - This worksheet has more fables with the morals removed. Students read each fable, attempt to determine the moral, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores.
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Tone

Tone Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has four more expressive poems. Students determine the speaker's tone and support their answer with evidence from the text. View my readibility scores.
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Tone Worksheet 4 - This worksheet contains four more expressive poems. Students interpret the speaker's tone and support their answers by referencing text. View my readibility scores.
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Tone Worksheet 5 - This worksheet has four more poems in which the speaker uses a strong tone. Students interpret these tones and support their answers with text. View my readibility scores.
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Those 7th graders are a handful, but if you keep giving them work like this, you'll keep them busy while they learn. Everybody wins. Students love completing work that they know how to do. If you teach them these concepts, and then give them practice that is written at their reading level, they'll be chugging through these assignments. I can't wait to hear about your success using the activities on this page. If you have any to share, post them in the comments below. I also accept corrections, suggestions, and critiques. Thanks for visiting!

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     /  December 19, 2016

    Hi Mr. Morton, in your Year 7 Tone worksheet 5, the poem ‘To a child dancing upon the shore,’ The answer for question 7 (What is this poem about?) says that the poem is about how the speaker enjoys riding to town on days when there is not a lot of work to do. But it doesn’t even say anything about going to town! Could you please explain to me why the answer is this?
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