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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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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
Fight dragons, build castles, wave magic wands and head to far-off lands with this week's batch of fantastical ideas. Classic fables like The Frog Prince and Little Red Riding Hood (and everything in between!) set the stage for loads of foundational reading practice, and make room for kids to write their own adventures, too.
Comprehension
Fairy Tales
It doesnât 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
Let your child step into the main character's shoes as he keeps track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.
Comprehension
Third Grade
Not only is this game a fun family activity, it also helps with identifying emotion - a very important skill when it comes to reading comprehension!
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
Use your cookie cutters with jello to have the kids create a story with the shapes they choose.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Play this homonym game with your child the next time you sit down with her to read a story and help her build some valuable reading skills.
Comprehension
First Grade
This cause and effect activity brings the fun of card games and comprehension practice together in an innovative way!
Comprehension
Middle School
Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
Comprehension
First Grade
This goofy scramble book activity will bring laughs...but also some good, solid comprehension skills too!
Comprehension
First Grade
Here's a creative preschool activity to make a crown, and build in some phonics practice while you're at it.
Comprehension
Preschool
Here's how you can get your middle schooler started comparing and contrasting elements in narrative texts.
Comprehension
Middle School

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