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7th Grade Reading List

by | Aug 27, 2022 | curriculum, reading | 0 comments

Are you looking for reading material for your 7th grader? This list has numerous books to choose from. There is also at least one free lesson for each book included on the list. These lessons vary from book to book. Some are comprehensive unit studies or novel guides, while others are simply a set of discussion questions.

All of the lessons below are free, but you will need to obtain the corresponding books. You can borrow them from the library, purchase them used, or click/tap on a book’s cover to buy it on Amazon.

How I Created the List

When creating this list, I looked at what books several different sources recommend for each grade. Often various curriculum providers and book lists will recommend a book for different grade levels. For this list, I used the average of the different recommended grade levels. Because of this, you’ll find that other sources may recommend some of the books on this list for another grade instead of 7th.

Please note: As values, beliefs, and standards vary widely by family, I have not attempted to screen these books for appropriateness. I recommend that you read several reviews before choosing books for your child to read. This post lists several resources you can use to help ensure the books you choose are appropriate for your family.

7th Grade Reading List

The books below are listed in alphabetical order by title. For additional book options, also check out our lists for other grades.

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Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

SparkNotes offers a multiple choice quiz on the entire book.

 

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

These lesson plans, made available by The Dock for Learning, include comprehension questions, character study, and vocabulary words.

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is now in the public domain, so your child can read the book for free at the Internet Archive.

From Mercy for Marthas, this literature guide provides comprehension questions for each chapter and ideas for paper topic ideas.

NovelWise offers section worksheets, discussion questions, and activities.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is now in the public domain, so your child can read the book for free at the Internet Archive.

Easy Fun School provides comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and activities for each chapter.

This lesson plan, created by Helbling Readers Blog, includes comprehension questions, lessons about themes and setting, extension activities, and more. You’ll find part one of the lesson plan here and part two here.

 

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is now in the public domain, so your child can read the book for free at the Internet Archive.

This study guide created by 7 Sisters Homeschool includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, character analysis, writing assignments, and suggested supplemental activities.

Easy Fun School provides discussion questions, vocabulary words, and activity ideas for the book.

Bearstone by Will Hobbs

NovelWise provides section worksheets, discussion questions, and activities for the book.

 

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Rise to Reading has comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and writing prompts for each chapter.

Scholastic’s reading guide includes questions to guide the student’s reading and discussion questions about the book’s plot, setting, theme, and characters.

 

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

This lesson plan, made available by Teacher Bulletin, includes comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, grammar lessons, and extension activities.

This literature guide from Mercy for Marthas provides comprehension questions for each chapter.

 

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Homeschool Helper Online’s unit study includes discussion questions and activities.

 

The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho

NovelWise provides section worksheets, discussion questions, and activities for the book.

 

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

This resource, provided by The College of William and Mary, includes comprehension questions and activities.

 

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This educator’s resource guide, provided by Walden Media, includes discussion questions, writing assignments, ethics discussion, debate topics, and more.

Mrs. Hilliker’s ELA & EL Website provides lessons in character perspectives, conflict analysis, making inferences, themes, plot, and more. The lessons include worksheets and videos.

This set of chapter quizzes can be found at Teachers Pay Teachers.

 

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

The Catholic High School of Baltimore has made a set of comprehension questions available.

 

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Rise to Reading provides comprehension questions for each chapter of the book.

 

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Penguin Random House’s teacher’s guide includes reading comprehension questions, discussion questions, writing activities, and vocabulary words.

 

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Library of Congress offers a printable guided reading journal for the book and resources for learning more about the Dust Bowl.

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

Pollyanna is now in the public domain, and you can read it for free at the Internet Archive.

The Charlotte Museum of History provides a set of discussion questions for the book.

After reading the book, your child may also like to watch the Pollyanna movie on YouTube.

 

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

This reading guide, created by Scholastic, includes comprehension questions and lessons on plot, setting, themes, characters, and more.

Rise to Reading provides comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and writing prompts for each chapter.

 

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is now in the public domain, so your child can read the book for free at the Internet Archive.

This mini-unit, created by Easy Fun School, has discussion questions, vocabulary words, and activities.

Mosswood Connections provides comprehension questions, ideas for reports & papers, vocabulary words, extension activities, and a quiz.

 

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

This discussion guide, made available by Wise Owl Factory, has questions for each chapter.

Life Beyond the Lesson Plan’s literature unit includes discussion questions, as well as history, geography, language arts, and art activities.

 

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Books on Tape’s teacher’s guide includes pre-reading activities, discussion questions, interdisciplinary connections, and vocabulary words.

Oswego Public Library’s book guide provides background information and discussion questions.

 

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Scholastic offers a reading guide for the book that includes questions to guide the student’s reading and discussion questions about the book’s plot, setting, theme, and characters.

Rise to Reading has comprehension questions and vocabulary words for the book.

NovelWise provides section worksheets, discussion questions, and activities for the book.

 

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

This worksheet set from abcteach includes comprehension questions and vocabulary.

Continue Well in Your Home School has created a set of study questions for each chapter of the book.

I hope your child enjoys reading these books!

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Free eBooks – This post tells where to find free eBooks for the entire family.

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How to Choose Age Appropriate Books – If you need help choosing appropriate books for your children, this post includes several free resources you can use.

7th Grade Reading List