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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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.
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.
The Three Little Pigs Words The Three Little Pigs Words The Three Little Pigs has story words unique to it, can you guess which those are?
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!
Color the Cinderella Moment Color the Cinderella Moment Does your child know the story of Cinderella?
Endangered Species: Pygmy Hippo Endangered Species: Pygmy Hippo There are many animals around the world whose lives or homes are threatened.
Story Mapping Story Mapping We all love a good story, but sometimes it's hard to keep track of what's important.
Endangered Species: Przewalski's Horse Endangered Species: Przewalski's Horse Introduce your student to an endangered species, Przewalski's horse, with this information sheet.
Endangered Species: Okapi Endangered Species: Okapi Animal lovers, get acquainted with a very unique species, the okapi!
Prepositions for Kids Prepositions for Kids Learn to describe the locations of the things around you!
Mineral Match-Up Mineral Match-Up Diamonds are forever... and so is knowledge!
Endangered Species: Komodo Dragon Endangered Species: Komodo Dragon For your budding environmentalist, here is an information sheet on a well-known endangered species, the Komodo dragon!
A Kidnapped Santa Claus: Map A Kidnapped Santa Claus: Map Enjoy A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, and draw an overhead map of the settings!
Endangered Species: Iranian Jerboa Endangered Species: Iranian Jerboa Help your child understand the importance of preserving the environment, with this info-sheet about an endangered species: the Iranian jerboa.
All About the Rock Cycle All About the Rock Cycle If you think volcanoes are cool, this colorful worksheet will blow your mind!
Punctuation: The Peacock's Complaint Punctuation: The Peacock's Complaint How well does your child know his quotation marks?
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.