7th Grade Reading Worksheets and Exercises

Many teachers assign worksheets to 7th graders to help them practice reading comprehension and prepare for standardized tests. Teachers often get these worksheets from purchased curriculum materials, but you can find free worksheets and exercises for your child to complete at home for additional practice.

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What Kinds of Worksheets Will Be Helpful?

Reading passages and comprehension questions are a quick and simple way for your child to advance his or her skills outside of the classroom. Several teaching websites offer free worksheets by grade level, genre and type for you to print and use when helping your 7th grader with reading homework. Aside from comprehension questions, other reading worksheets focusing on story elements, character development, setting analysis and more are also available to help your child become more actively engaged with his or her reading.

Three Reading Exercises for 7th Graders

Comprehension Questions

Reading comprehension questions are used throughout elementary and middle school to give students practice with active reading and story analysis. Although your child has likely completed very similar worksheets prior to reaching the 7th grade, reading passages assigned in the classroom may not appeal to your son or daughter's interests. By helping your 7th grader choose his or her own reading passages, it is more likely that he or she will enjoy the activity and put forth a stronger effort. Several types of passages and worksheets on a wide variety of topics are available for free online.

Discussion Questions

Although reading comprehension questions and discussion questions may focus on the same type of information, many comprehension questions include multiple-choice and matching questions with few open-ended questions for discussion. Discussion questions, on the other hand, require students to write out full sentences and are generally used to generate a group conversation.

To do this at home, create a list of questions for your child to answer while reading a story either for pleasure or for school. You can use the discussion questions to engage your child in the material and encourage higher-order thinking. Once complete, talk openly with your son or daughter about the answers, why he or she answered a certain way and what evidence can be provided from the text.

Interactive Quizzes and Games

If your child enjoys working on the computer, several websites offer free quizzes and interactive games that can help him or her practice grade appropriate language arts lessons. Although your child needs to complete most of these activities on the computer, it's a great way for your son or daughter to become actively involved with learning. Some activities involve brief reading passages and comprehension quizzes, while others focus on story analysis and character development.

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