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 that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.
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History of the Helicopter History of the Helicopter Take flight with this ode to inventors! See the history of the helicopter, from its conception in ancient China to the modern vehicle it is today.
Cinderella Story Map Cinderella Story Map This Cinderella story map is ready to keep the details of a classic and beloved fairy tale in order.
History of Submarines History of Submarines Submerge yourself in the fascinating history of submarines!
Fill in the Story Fill in the Story Become a storyteller with this fun reading comprehension activity!
Draw the Story Draw the Story How does this story start and end? Let's draw the story to practice storytelling and comprehension skills!
Making Inferences Pictures Making Inferences Pictures Making inferences means reading between the lines!
The 3 Little Pigs The 3 Little Pigs Print out The 3 Little Pigs story of your own.
Endangered Species: Sumatran Rhinoceros Endangered Species: Sumatran Rhinoceros Help your child read this page about the Sumatran rhinoceros, where he can color an illustration as he learns about why this animal is endangered.
What is Going to Happen? What is Going to Happen? What is going to happen next in this story?
What Will Happen Next? What Will Happen Next? Explore story sense with your young reader.
Momotaro Story Momotaro Story Read this shortened version of the Momotaro story, then think about what makes a true hero, both in a fairytale and in real life.
The Crane Wife The Crane Wife Read through this version of The Crane Wife and answer comprehension questions along the way.
Endangered Species: Red-Shanked Douc Langur Endangered Species: Red-Shanked Douc Langur Get to know one of the most unique and colorful monkeys, the red-shanked douc langur.
There's a reason these fairy tales are still around after so many years: They're great stories! Share these classic fairy tales with your child and then help her put the story events in order.
Famous Fairy Tales There's a reason these fairy tales are still around after so many years: They're great stories!
Endangered Species: Red Wolf Endangered Species: Red Wolf Meet the red wolf, an endangered species of animal that was once very common, but in the past 50 year nearly became extinct!
Fairy Tale Story Map Fairy Tale Story Map Use this fairy tale story map to follow the details of your child's favorite stories and strengthen his reading skills.
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 that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.

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.