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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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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
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 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
If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
Comprehension
Third Grade
This slightly tweaked version of 'Hide and Go Seek' hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
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 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
A new twist on the game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.
Comprehension
First 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
Make a wanted poster of a villain from a favorite book or fairy tale in this fun reading comprehension activity!
Comprehension
Second Grade
Reading is a great way for your child to learn how other people express their thoughts. Writing is a useful way to practice self-expression. Practice both reading and writing with these activities that are perfect for boosting your little learner's language arts skills.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
Comprehension
First Grade

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