Education.com has added a set of 16 quote response worksheets to our Learning Library! These reflective writing prompts are based on quotes from popular children’s and young adult books and are ideal for grades sixth, seventh, and eighth.
If you’re a teacher or parent, you can share these with middle schoolers to encourage them to analyze the meaning behind the books they read.
1. Quotes from books commonly taught in the classroom
These new extension activities tie to many novels that are typically included in a middle school curriculum.
For teachers: Whether you’re reading Esperanza Rising with your sixth-grade class or exploring The Outsiders with your eighth graders, you can use these as companion worksheets to help students connect to the reading.
Tip: After writing their reflections on the page, have students share their interpretations aloud with their peers. You can even arrange a Socratic seminar so they can discuss their analyses.
For parents: Parents can use the worksheets at home as a way to connect to their child’s reading journey at school. Using these simple writing prompts, parents can encourage deeper thinking and social-emotional learning.
Tip: Turn the reflection into a bonding activity! Print two copies (one for your child and one for you) and write your responses. Then, discuss your varying understandings of the quote and take this opportunity to better understand your child!
Worksheets from books that are common in curriculum:
“Do not ever be afraid to start over.”
Esperanza from Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
Charlotte from E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web
2. Quotes from books that get kids excited about reading
Foster a love of reading with these novels that are popular choices for personal reading time. Featuring classics like the Harry Potter series or The Hobbit, plus more modern releases like Wonder, these quote response worksheets link to many of the books students are reading today.
Tip: Ask students which books they want to read, and match your learning materials to their interests! By meeting them where they’re at, you can give them a sense of autonomy in their education and make the learning experience fun!
Worksheets from books that are popular for personal reading:
- Harry Potter
- The Hobbit
- The Wizard of Oz
- Little Women
- Winnie the Pooh
- Anne of Green Gables
- The Lorax
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on . . . that’s who we really are.”
Sirius Black from J.K. Rowling’s harry potter and The Order of the Phoenix
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
The Once-ler from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax
3. Print them all!
Click on a worksheet in the set below to see more info or download the PDF:
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