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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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What exactly went on in a typical dinosaur family? Travel back to the Mesozoic Era and bring out your kid's creative side with this sequencing activity.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Help your child get more comfortable with rhyme schemes with The Bear in Despair by Amanda Bray Cody.
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
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
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
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
Have your kid try his hand at mood charades. It's a great way to promote social development and hone reading comprehension skills, not to mention tons of fun!
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
Help your child navigate her own passion for reading with a bookmark that celebrates her favorite moments, allowing her to relive them again and again.
Comprehension
Third Grade
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.
Comprehension
Third Grade

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