Free Readers for Middle School

by | Nov 13, 2021 | curriculum, general homeschooling, reading | 0 comments

Are you looking for quality readers for middle school? These vintage school readers, published in the late 1800s and early 1900s, are now in the public domain and free online. You’ll find well-known classics like McGuffey, Elson, and Treadwell, as well as many other lesser-known series. You may download the books for your child to read on a computer or tablet or print the books.

Why Choose Vintage Readers

Vintage readers offer beautiful classic literature, rich vocabulary, and charming illustrations. The stories are age-appropriate and typically encourage strong moral values. There’s also something special about reading a book that’s been used in schoolhouses and homes for over a hundred years. Perhaps your child’s grandparents or great-grandparents enjoyed some of these same readers when they were in school.

Free Middle School Readers

The grade levels some of these vintage readers were intended for may not line up exactly with current grade-level expectations or your child’s reading level. So, I’d recommend taking a look at other grade levels too. You can find vintage graded readers for every grade here.

Free 6th Grade Readers

The Aldine Readers by Grade: Sixth Grade Reader

Analytical Sixth Reader

Baldwin’s School Reading by Grades: Sixth Year

The Carrol and Brooks Readers: A Reader for the Sixth Grade

The Elson Readers: Book Six

The Franklin Sixth Reader

The Golden Rule Series: The Golden Key Book

Graded Literature Readers: Sixth Book

Holton-Curry Readers: The Sixth Reader

Independent Sixth Reader

McGuffey’s New Sixth Eclectic Reader

Monroe’s Sixth Reader

The New Century Readers by Grades: Number Six

Reading With Expression: Sixth Reader

Sanders’ Union Sixth Reader

Treadwell’s Reading-Literature Series: The Sixth Reader

Wheeler’s Graded Literary Readers: A Sixth Reader

Free 7th Grade Readers

Baldwin’s School Reading by Grades: Seventh Year

The Carrol and Brooks Readers: A Reader for the Seventh Grade

The Elson Readers: Book Seven

The Golden Rule Series: The Golden Word Book

Graded Literature Readers: Seventh Book

Holton-Curry Readers: The Seventh Reader

The Kipling Reader for Upper Grades

Reading With Expression: Seventh Reader

Treadwell’s Reading-Literature Series: The Seventh Reader

Wheeler’s Graded Literary Readers: A Seventh Reader

Free 8th Grade Readers

Baldwin’s School Reading by Grades: Eight Year

The Carrol and Brooks Readers: A Reader for the Eighth Grade

The Elson Readers: Book Eight

The Golden Rule Series: The Golden Deed Book

Graded Literature Readers: Eighth Book

Reading With Expression: Eighth Reader

Treadwell’s Reading-Literature Series: The Eighth Reader

Wheeler’s Graded Literary Readers: An Eighth Reader

Free High School Readers

If your middle schooler is ready for more advanced reading, I also found a couple of readers for high school.

McGuffey’s High School Reader

Sanders’ High School Reader

Free Vintage Readers for Middle School

More Reading Resources for Middle School

6th Grade Reading List With Free Lessons for Each Book

7th and 8th Grade Reading List With Free Lessons for Each Book

Free Reading Curriculum

Free Ebooks

Free Audiobooks

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