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10 Science Fiction Books For Middle School Students

10 science fiction book series recommendations for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog. #sciencefiction #middleschool #reading #independentreading

Science fiction books for middle school are important to add to your classroom and school libraries. Science Fiction is one of the most popular if not THE most popular genre in my middle school classroom. I cannot keep this genre in my classroom library. Students enjoy reading about life that somewhat resembles their lives, but has a unique spin.

Check out the book list below of Science Fiction book series for middle school students.

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10 Science Fiction Books for Middle School

Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie 

In this future world boys and girls are matched with their life partners at the age of 17.  Cassia looks deeper into the match when she is matched with her best friend, but sees the image of another boy flash on the screen. 

Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver

Love is considered a disease in this world and at the age of 18 everyone is forced into a procedure known as the “Cure”. Part way through her “Cure”, Lena meets a boy and rebels against the Cure. 

Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu 

June and Day are 15 year-olds from different parts of society. They meet when Day is accused of killing June’s brother and find out that their country has been lying to both of them. 

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 

Every year 12 boys and 12 girls are chosen by lottery to participate in the annual Hunger Games which is a fight to survive and is televised on live TV until only 2 remain. 

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth 

Beatrice Prior lives in a society with 5 factions. Beatrice must choose between staying with her family or changing factions. 

The Giver Series by Lois Lowry 

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in the perfect world until he is assigned his job as the Receiver of Memory and starts to question the world he knows. 

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld 

Tally Youngblood lives in a society where looks are important above all else and at the age of sixteen will have an operation that will transform her from ugly to pretty. When Tally’s friend runs away from being pretty Tally is given the choice of finding her friend for the authorities or never turn pretty. 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner 

Thomas wakes up surrounded by strange boys all with no memories except their names. They are surrounded by a maze that is constantly changing and no one has ever made it out alive. 

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass 

For thirty-five girls the Selection is a chance to compete for a life in a palace with Prince Maxon.  But for America Singer, it means leaving her secret love and home to compete for a life she doesn’t want. 

Among The Hidden Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Set in a world where families are only allowed to have two children. Any families found with a third child has committed a crime and can be punished by death. 

Don’t forget to share this science fiction books for middle school article with your students and other middle school ELA teachers so they can expand their knowledge of middle grades science fiction books.

12 Genre Book Reports Assignment

Love teaching with genres?

Help your students dive deeper into their reading with these 12 different genre-focused book report assignments. Each assignment enables students to showcase their creativity while meeting curriculum standards. This assignment covers both fiction and non-fiction books. The assignment structure rotates every three months helping students achieve proficiency, while still providing student choice. Assignments can be used in any order. A sample teaching schedule is provided.

Included Genres

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
  • Science Fiction
  • Biography & Memoirs
  • Historical Fiction
  • Classical Fiction (pre-1970)
  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Sports Fiction
  • Free Verse Fiction

Assignment Types:

  1. Written Response – critical thinking and written reflection assignment.
  2. Creative Choice Board – students are provided with 3 options and must select which creative option they want to produce.
  3. Oral Presentation – a book talk format assignment.
  4. Student-Created Lesson based on a non-fiction book
  5. Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales Comparison Assignment

Find the 12 Genres Book Reports resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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