Non-fiction gets a bad rap. It’s based on real life, but it’s not always boring! Learn about fascinating people, places, and animals, then test your knowledge, with our non-fiction reading comprehension worksheets and activities. There are tons of way to test reading comprehension besides just quizzes...take a peek at our selection and see what you find. Once you get started, you’ll be able to identify key concepts in non-fiction like a pro.
Comprehensive Nonfiction Comprehension Resources
Students utilize nonfiction texts throughout their academic experience. Whether exploring the macrocosm of the universe in science class or learning new formulas and methods in math class, textbooks and supplementary reading materials are needed in all subjects. Plenty of learning is done outside of the classroom, but reading forms a base understanding of any topic. The Learning Library's nonfiction comprehension resources breakdown how to discern and digest reading materials.
The printable worksheets are developed by teachers and include engaging excerpts on fascinating subjects such as the History of Hip Hop Music and the History of Jazz. Other readings are on strange animals like the endangered Iranian jerboa and the curious capybara.
There are extensive lesson plans on nonfiction comprehension for all grade levels, too. One timely plan, Fiction vs. Fact, teaches students how to recognize what is based in reality and what is made up. This is a crucial skill in the Internet Age as the untrained eye may not recognize a phony sources floating around the web.
The tools mentioned above just scratch the surface on what's inside the Learning Library. There are curated guided lessons kids can practice independently, academic online games and much more. Students have a stronger grasp on articles, textbooks and other reading materials with Education.com's nonfiction comprehension sources.