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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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Challenge your child to a word count war, and practice good note-taking skills at the same time!
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to 'root out' the meaning of a word!
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Go on a storytelling adventure using your kindergartener√Ęs five favorite picture books.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
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
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
This flash card game will help your child memorize words while visually learning the differences between objects.
Comprehension
Third Grade
This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
Comprehension
First Grade
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
Make a 'feeling meter' that helps your first grader read key feeling words and communicate his emotions accurately to you.
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
Make a wanted poster of a villain from a favorite book or fairy tale in this fun reading comprehension activity!
Comprehension
Second Grade
Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Everyone's heard of taking a dog for a walk. But how about an illustration? This activity teaches emerging readers to use pictures as context clues.
Comprehension
Kindergarten

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