Reading Comprehension Activities and Printables

Reading comprehension activities encourage your child to recall and analyze what he's read and have fun in the process. Practicing reading comprehension allows children to read with better fluency and learn more from what they read. These reading comprehension games are a fun way to exercise comprehension abilities. Kids will enjoy having reading tea parties, playing story games, and making 3-D cartoon characters. Try these reading comprehension activities with your child to practice comprehension through play!

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This cause and effect activity brings the fun of card games and comprehension practice together in an innovative way!
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Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!
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Teaching kids that stories have an order is important, despite how fun it is to listen to the tale of the tomato that put on his pajamas and went for a swim.
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Build a peek-a-boo book and give your child a fun vocabulary and reading boost, on the fly!
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If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
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Have your kid try his hand at mood charades. It's a great way to promote social development and hone reading comprehension skills, not to mention tons of fun!
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Build good first grade reading and writing skills, as well as family peace and quiet, with this hand made story book about mornings in your home.
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Be careful what you wish for... Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to consider consequences.
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These secret code activities are fun, and also provide fourth graders with great opportunities to practice language development and logical reasoning.
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Try turning the evening ritual of asking about your kid's school day into a challenging game that consists of twenty questions.
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Test your middle schooler's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging him to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
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Check out this silly game that will put your kid's animal habitat knowledge (and acting skills) to the test.
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Put your kid to the test and have him compare and contrast elements in a narrative text by identifying how characters and situations are alike and different.
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This guessing game is a hoot. And it helps teach kids to categorize a set of objects-- a key skill for preschool.
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Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.
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This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.
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Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
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This activity uses the signs and words kids see around them every day, to create a book they can read on their own.
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Make a wanted poster of a villain from a favorite book or fairy tale in this fun reading comprehension activity!
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This bookmark is a helpful tool to use during and after reading to remind your child of "good reader" strategies that she can use on her own.

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