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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 scavenger hunt game is simple, but it's fun, and it will arm your child with the directional vocabulary he should master in time for kindergarten.
Comprehension
Preschool
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
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
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
If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
Comprehension
Third Grade
What if your child couldn't see the pictures of a picture book? In this activity, she'll listen to a story without looking at the images, and create her own.
Comprehension
Preschool
Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!
Comprehension
Second Grade
Try turning the evening ritual of asking about your kid's school day into a challenging game that consists of twenty questions.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
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
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
Encourage your child to explore her favorite fairy tale, and learn about characters, plot, setting and story sequence as she draws her own pictures.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Make a wanted poster of a villain from a favorite book or fairy tale in this fun reading comprehension activity!
Comprehension
Second Grade
Send your child on a table of contents treasure hunt to help build basic research skills! Navigating a book is a skill that is sure to come in handy later on.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
Comprehension
First Grade

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