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8th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets The reading comprehension passages below include 8th grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets. BRYAN'S LEARNING CAFE: HOME; OUR CLASSROOM; 6th GRADE ELA 7th GRADE ELA. 8th GRADE GEORGIA STUDIES. Lesson Plan (21 - 25 Oct) SS 8th Grad Unit 6.

Being in the halls of Morgan County Middle School brings back lots of memories from 30+ years ago when I walked the 4th – 8th grade halls myself as a student here. It was some of my struggles (academically, physically, emotionally, and socially) during this difficult time in life that gave me the determination to make my class one that students will feel loved, needed, respected, and challenged. I want my students to look forward to coming to science each day, and I want them to be able to share with someone else each night concerning what they learned new that day.

After graduating in 1989 from Morgan County High School, I worked at the Bank of Madison for 6 years as I worked on my Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education at UGA. Later, I continued my education at UGA and received a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. My first job was at Nathaniel Greene Academy where I taught 3rd grade for a year. Excited to get back to my hometown, I taught 8th grade Language Arts, Science, and reading for ten years. Then I moved to 7th grade at Morgan County Middle School where I taught Life Science, Language Arts and reading for seven years. Of the sciences, I have taught Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, and Integrated Science during my teaching career. This will be my fourth year teaching 6th grade.

A little more about me… My family consisting of my husband and 12 1/2 year old daughter live in Madison. My mother and father, Carolyn and Glynn Broome, have lived in Madison for 40+ years. My brother, his wife, my nine year old nephew, and my six year old niece live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My hobbies include “mini vacations” with my family, spending every minute I can with my daughter playing and learning, gardening, painting, cooking, fishing, and surfing the web for resources. I am a member of Fusion Church of Madison.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year!!!

Elijah is currently finishing up his 8th grade year, so I am going to go ahead and share his 8th grade reading list. As always we both chose books for this list. I give him a list at the beginning of the year, and he adds to it based on his interests and authors he enjoys.

Please use PluggedIn and Common Sense Media to find reviews that include specific details about sex, profanity, violence, spiritual beliefs presented, etc. The 7th and 8th grade reading lists include more mature content than the elementary lists, but I still try to find living books that are wholesome and worthy of discussion.


Earthquake at Dawnby Kristina Gregory

Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevoby Zlata Filipovic

The Great Little Madisonby Jean Fritz

Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation by Yoshiko Uchida

Jonathan Goforth: An Open Door in Chinaby Janet & Geoff Benge


C. S. Lewis: Master Storyteller by Janet & Geoff Benge


Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin*

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793by Jim Murphy*

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplaneby Russell Freedman*

Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman

Historical Fiction

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt*

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare*

Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes*

Dragon's Gateby Laurence Yep

Stowaway by Karen Hesse

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse*

The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope

A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner

The Prospering by Elizabeth George Speare

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The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell*

Heart of a Samuraiby Margi Preus*

Nory Ryan’s Song by Patriica Reilly Giff

The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberiaby Esther Hautzig

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The War That Saved My Lifeby Kimberly Brubaker Bradley*

War Horse and Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo (two books, same story, different points of view)

Realistic Fiction

A Day No Pigs Would Dieby Robert Newton Peck

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt*

The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird


Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman*

The Cayby Theodore Taylor

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

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Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead*

The White Mountains by Christopher John

Savvy by Ingrid Law* Design knowledgeluchia's dvc site.

Scumble by Ingrid Law

Switch by Ingrid Law

Classic Literature

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White

*denotes a Newbery Award or Honor Book

What books has your 8th grader enjoyed?

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If you are looking for more reading lists for kids who love to read, please check out my Reading Lists for Voracious Readers page.