Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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Reading Response Journal
Reading Response Journal
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Reading Response Journal
Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequence of Events
Sequence of Events
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Sequence of Events
What happened first? Have your young reader find the beginning, middle, and end of this short story. Use the illustrations to help her picture the events.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare the Fairy Tales
Compare the Fairy Tales
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Compare the Fairy Tales
Many folk tales share similarities, but are also very different. Can you find the similarities and differences between these two stories?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Pair the Cause and Effect
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Have your students practice finding the cause and effect relationships between two sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Use this worksheet to help your students understand patriotic songs, like an older national anthem.
4th grade
Social studies
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Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
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Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when comparing and contrasting.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
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Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Children will discover more about the culinary history of early Americans as they practice practice identifying the main idea and supporting details.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story webs organize a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
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Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
Use this Reader’s Theater script to engage your students as they practice reading with expression and accuracy. Your students will work on their fluency and then complete comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
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Little Red Riding Hood
Do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Sit down for story-time with your little reader, and put these mixed-up scenes back in order!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Ants and the Grasshopper
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The Ants and the Grasshopper
Read Aesop's classic fable, then answer a few reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Five Finger Story Sequencing
Five Finger Story Sequencing
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Five Finger Story Sequencing
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
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The Little Red Hen
Read this classic children's story — then stage a stick puppet performance of it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Theme
Finding the Theme
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Finding the Theme
Use this reading comprehension resource to help your students identify the theme of a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
This informational text about a topic relevant to students can be used to help explain author’s claims and the reasons used to support them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
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Amelia Earhart Biography
Children are introduced to the life and accomplishments of aeronautics pioneer Amelia Earhart in this fascinating worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Animals Building Homes
Animals Building Homes
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Animals Building Homes
Every living thing needs a home to survive! Many animals have unique and interesting ways of building their homes.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
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Evaluating Character Traits: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Children read a classic fable with an eye toward character analysis in this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Grandpa's Boat
Grandpa's Boat
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Grandpa's Boat
What will you be doing on Saturday? Jamie will be on a fishing boat with her grandpa. Read all about her grandpa's boat and then answer the questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
This resource gives your students the chance to read two fiction texts and compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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At the Zoo
At the Zoo
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At the Zoo
Bears, camels, wombats, and more! Draw a picture of your favorite animal from this poem.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Five Little Ducks
Five Little Ducks
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Five Little Ducks
Read the poem, then use the template to create puppets for a puppet show.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad helped thousands of enslaved Americans find freedom. In this worksheet, your student will learn about this historic network.
4th grade
Social studies
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
With this resource, your students will read and compare two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Scientific Method
The Scientific Method
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The Scientific Method
Is your child baffled by the scientific method? Dr. McSquare is here to help! Learn the steps by helping the doctor organize his lab reports.
5th grade
Science
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.