Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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All About Frankenstein
All About Frankenstein
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All About Frankenstein
This Frankenstein worksheet is great for teaching kids about classic literature near Halloween. Use this Frankenstein worksheet with your child this October.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: The Moon
Find the Main Idea: The Moon
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Find the Main Idea: The Moon
Children learn about the Moon, then practice finding and writing the main idea, in this literacy worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Life Cycle of a Plant
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Little gardeners, get to know your plants! See the cycle of a plant from its birth to adulthood, and read a bit about photosynthesis too.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
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Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley family's summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Main Idea of a Story
Main Idea of a Story
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Main Idea of a Story
Finding the main idea of a story is a fundamental reading comprehension skill. Help your child tackle reading with this beginner's worksheet!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
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The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
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Identifying the Main Idea & Details
As your students complete this reading comprehension exercise, they will learn about their lungs while practicing active reading skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Katherine Johnson
All About Katherine Johnson
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All About Katherine Johnson
Introduce your second and third graders to the inspiring mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson. After reading a short biography, children will use what they've learned to answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
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Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Use this graphic organizer to help students identify and record the main idea and details of a text.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Between the Lines
Reading Between the Lines
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Reading Between the Lines
Students will make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Learners compare two fiction stories for characters, setting, and plot in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension:  The Ice Cream Disaster
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
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Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
This passage will challenge your 3rd graders to think deeper into the text to strengthen their comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Children read six short passages and draw a conclusion about each one based on context clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This fantastically illustrated excerpt of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is a surefire way to get your kid in the Halloween spirit.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Onomatopoeia?
What is Onomatopoeia?
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What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Oh no, Jack's beanstalk story is all jumbled up! Cut out the pictures and fix the story sequence to help Jack get his story straight!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
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Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Your students will read two short stories, then compare and contrast the characters, problems, solutions, and themes with the help of a graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Dive into the world of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with this reading comprehension page.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
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Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Your little reader is sure to enjoy this selection from the children's classic, "The Secret Garden." She'll build her vocabulary and reading skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
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History of Hip Hop Music
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about soul music and the history of African-Americans in pop music, all in this Hip-Hop Music worksheet!
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
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Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
At the Zoo
At the Zoo
Worksheet
At the Zoo
Bring the zoo to your home with this adjective identification worksheet!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

After learning how to read, the path to literacy continues with being able to understand and articulate what it is we read. Developing this vital skill is the primary focus of our reading comprehension worksheets. In addition to compelling fiction stories, including some popular children’s fables, students of all ages will find reading comprehension worksheets that reinforce a slew of literary skills, including identifying themes, story structure, cause and effect, and the difference between similes and metaphors (and how to use them).

Reading Comprehension Worksheets to Foster Enthusiastic and Fluent Readers

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to see a kid race to a bookshelf, grab a book and sit down and read it from cover to cover. But there’s so much more that goes into reading proficiency than just the act of reading itself. For example, expanding vocabulary and understanding all the various literary techniques are critical components to developing a well-rounded reader.

Our reading comprehension worksheets guide young students along the years-long journey to becoming competent and confident readers (and, by extension, writers). Starting with childhood fairytales and continuing all the way to lengthy nonfiction texts that are required reading for older students, students in all grade levels will find our reading comprehension worksheets to be as enjoyable as they are helpful. Additionally, as they move from grade to grade, students can access worksheets that strengthen such concepts as story sequencing, character development, inferencing, point of view, and comparing and contrasting.

Reading proficiency varies from child to child, so be sure to select worksheets that align with each student’s reading level. Challenge them, but don’t overwhelm them.