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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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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
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
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
Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!
Comprehension
Second 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It doesn√Ęt take long for flashcard drills about prefixes and suffixes to get old. Turn the learning process into a treasure hunt with this fun activity!
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
Comprehension
First Grade

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