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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Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.
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This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
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Make a story summary folder with your child to keep her mind sharp and to help her develop those critical thinking skills.
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Challenge your child to a word count war, and practice good note-taking skills at the same time!
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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.
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Help you child learn the key pieces to a sentence, by creating sentence puzzles at home.
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This treasure hunt gets kids comfortable using the dictionary, and makes looking up words a lot of fun!
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Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
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A new twist on the game of charades will inspire your first grader to look at her favorite books in a whole new light.
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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.
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This flash card game will help your child memorize words while visually learning the differences between objects.
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Play the Vocabulary Game to help your child develop a superb, admirable, excellent, magnificent, splendid vocabulary!
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Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to "root out" the meaning of a word!
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This game turns prediction, a major component of third grade reading, into a fun game.
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It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
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For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners.
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Who remembers their ancient Greek history? Here's a teen-friendly refresher course in the epic poem The Odyssey, as well as SAT vocabulary your teen can use.
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This project will help keep your child's thoughts in order as he creates stories from the beginning all the way through to the end.
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Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
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Help your child get more comfortable with rhyme schemes with The Bear in Despair by Amanda Bray Cody.

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