Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets containing folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more. For more reading resources, check out our full collection of reading worksheets .
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Trumpet Facts Trumpet Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool trumpet facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Violin Facts Violin Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool violin facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer The next time you're having story time, be sure to use this fairy tale graphic organizer to boost comprehension!
Monster Mash-Up Settings Monster Mash-Up Settings It's story time! Cut out this set of background cards and mix them up to tell stories with monster character cards.
What is Mystery? What is Mystery? If horror is too hokey, if fantasy is too fake, if biographies are too boring and nonfiction is non-exiting, then mystery might just be the genre for you!
What is Historical Fiction? What is Historical Fiction? Okay, okay, historical fiction may not sound like the coolest thing ever.
All About Marie Curie All About Marie Curie Marie Curie was a revolutionary scientist and the first woman to earn a Nobel Prize.
Tree Parts Tree Parts This tree anatomy worksheet will give your little naturalist a better understanding of the parts that make up a tree.
Food Superstitions Food Superstitions Ever crack a wishbone in half? Or perhaps you feel it's bad luck to spill the salt.
Simple Venn Diagram Simple Venn Diagram Practice using this Venn diagram to show what is the same and what is different about the houses on page 2.
Super Story Retelling Super Story Retelling Story retelling is a wonderful exercise in comprehension and vocabulary use.
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz Dive into the world of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with this reading comprehension page.
Haunted London Underground Haunted London Underground Does your kid love ghost stories? Here's a fun way to practice reading and writing.
The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 1 The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 1 Enjoy a heartwarming, childhood classic, The Velveteen Rabbit!
Animal Matching 3 Animal Matching 3 Use cute animals to spark your child's interest so you can try out a simple reading exercise.
Animal Matching 2 Animal Matching 2 Match the animals in a fun exercise that will help your preschooler get on the path to reading comprehension.
Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets containing folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more. For more reading resources, check out our full collection of reading worksheets .

Improve Reading Comprehension with These Tips

Reading comprehension worksheets are key tools for helping your child understand a book or text. Supplement our reading comprehension worksheets by reading books with your child and doing these simple comprehension exercises:

  • Start with pre-reading engagement. Look at the book cover with your child and make predictions about the subject of the book based on the title and picture. If you're reading "Hansel and Gretel," you might say, "I see that the title of this book is 'Hansel and Gretel.' I also see a boy and a girl on the front cover. I predict that this book will be about Hansel, a boy, and Gretel, a girl." Older children can be prompted to make their own predictions.
  • Ask questions as you read with your child. You can ask your child how you think a character feels based on his picture or words in the text. You might also point out surprising things in the pictures. Kids also love making preditions mid-story; ask your child, "What do you think will happen next?"
  • After you've finished a book, have a short discussion about what you've read. You can ask your child to summarize the story, or tell you his favorite part, or tell you what he thinks will happen to the characters after the book ends.
  • Encourage your child to complete reading comprehension worksheets regularly. There are perfect post-story reading comprehension worksheets, including story maps, 'fan fiction' writing prompts, and comprehension bookmarks. You can also try printing reading comprehension worksheets with stories and exercises together.