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Grade 7 Short Stories Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
Plastic Cups 7 830L 195 Main Idea Fiction
The Great Debate 7 870L 209 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Think Before You Share 7 880L 391 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Butterfly Garden 7 890L 483 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Mosquito Control 7 920L 180 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Michael Jordan 7 930L 374 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
An African Spiritual 7 950L 66 Poem Analysis Poetry
Blackfoot Creation Myth 7 950L 941 Multi-Skill Fiction
Exotic Creatures 7 960L 242 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The World's Quietest Place 7 990L 235 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
Mary Lennox - Secret Garden Excerpt 7 1000L 331 Character Study Fiction
Joining the Choir 7 1010L 268 Cause and Effect Fiction
Global Warming 7 1040L 272 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Tornadoes and Hurricanes 7 1040L 285 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
Managing Spam 7 1130L 310 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Presentation 7 1170L 229 Main Idea Fiction
The Street Fair 7 1180L 162 Drawing Conclusions Fiction
Worms and Viruses 7 1200L 177 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Puberty 7 1250L 1108 Multi-Skill Original, Informational