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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 book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
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.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
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.
Comprehension
Preschool
This activity uses the signs and words kids see around them every day, to create a book they can read on their own.
Comprehension
Preschool
This simple game isn't just a diversion, it teaches your child to identify the incorrect word within a familiar verse.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Get your kindergartener storytelling in this arts and crafts activity by making Character Cubes that'll help improve your child's reading and writing skills.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
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.
Comprehension
Second Grade
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.
Comprehension
First Grade
This hunt for leprechaun gold is so much fun, kids won't even realize they're working their reading muscles at the same time.
Comprehension
First Grade
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!
Comprehension
First Grade
These secret code activities are fun, and also provide fourth graders with great opportunities to practice language development and logical reasoning.
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
Comprehension
Third Grade
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss.
Comprehension
First Grade
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.
Comprehension
Kindergarten

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