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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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Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!
Comprehension
First Grade
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. King by making a timeline of some major events during his life and the Civil Rights Movement.
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
To celebrate black history month, use this matching quiz to help your kid demonstrate his knowledge of famous African-Americans.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Try this patterned story activity with your kindergartener to help her build up her reading and writing skills using some of her favorite books from preschool.
Comprehension
Kindergarten
The next time you and your fifth grader go on a hike, take along this key to figure out which common North American animal left a track along the river bank.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Delight your first grader by combining a reading activity with a fun 'tea party' as she unscrambles cut-up words in a tea bag to form sentences and stories.
Comprehension
First Grade
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.
Comprehension
High School
Grandparents are always wondering what to get kids for their birthdays. Try out this idea: a list of 10 little-known facts about Grandma or Grandpa.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Send your child on a Table of Contents treasure hunt to help him build some solid research and reading skills!
Comprehension
Second Grade
Make a story summary folder with your child this summer to keep her mind sharp and to help her develop those critical thinking skills.
Comprehension
Second Grade
In this activity, help your kindergartener develop sequencing skills with these easy story sequence cards
Comprehension
Kindergarten
Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to 'root out' the meaning of a word!
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Here's a review of some common (and commonly confused) grammar terms, as well as a quick activity to apply them to reading and writing.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Paying attention to headers and subheaders is a great way to orient your child to the text they're tackling. Here's how:
Comprehension
Second Grade

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