We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.
The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative language, and citing text evidence.