Comprehending Literature

Learning how to comprehend literature is an important skill for young readers. Encourage reading comprehension for novels, short stories, and more with this set of worksheets.

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The Giving Tree Story

The Giving Tree Story

Think about all the ways we use trees with this comprehension worksheet that explores Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.
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Wh Questions

Wh Questions

Help your child learn the "Wh words," who, what, where, why and when, with this charming story about a day at the dog park.
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Loki Myths: Loki and the Builder

Loki Myths: Loki and the Builder

Here's a Loki myth to satisfy fans of this sneaky god: Loki and the Builder, where he tries to outwit an equally sneaky human.
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Pecos Bill!

Pecos Bill!

Rootin' tootin' cowboys, gather 'round to hear the legendary story of Pecos Bill! Read this tale with your child, and see if he can tell fact from fiction.
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The Tortoise and the Hare Fable

The Tortoise and the Hare Fable

Help your early reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. He'll make a prediction about what will happen, and identify the moral.
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show

Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show

Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
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Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Get your third grader in the habit of reading deeper by encouraging him to think about what's going on in this short story and why.
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Folktales: The Princess Mouse

Folktales: The Princess Mouse

Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
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The Butterfly That Stamped

The Butterfly That Stamped

Help your student with reading comprehension, and enjoy a favorite short story by Rudyard Kipling, about a King, a Queen and two quarreling butterflies.
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The Cat That Walked by Himself

The Cat That Walked by Himself

Beginning readers will love this short story by Rudyard Kipling, all about how the animals were first domesticated.
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