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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 an advanced reader, there are printable reading comprehension worksheets that can supplement what he is learning in school. These reading comprehension worksheets allow your child to get some extra practice in a fun and simple format. Students will read interesting and engaging stories, including folktales, modern stories, and nonfiction, and then learn to discuss, write about, or summarize the story. Have fun and learn with reading comprehension worksheets.

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Introduce your child to a classic Aesop's fable, re-told in a series of fun coloring pages! Your child will be honing her reading skills as she colors.
Comprehension
First Grade
This lunch time story is completely out of order! Can your child read each sentence and number them correctly so that the story makes sense?
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Explore H.P. Lovecraft's creepy canon with this abridged, kid-friendly version of 'The Statement of Randolph Carter.'
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Did you know mako sharks can leap 30 feet out of the water? Give your first grader a fun and informational coloring page, all about the mako shark!
Comprehension
First Grade
Meet John Muir, the original environmentalist, in this nonfiction reading sheet.
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
Ever wonder how the whole zombie craze got started? Read about the history of zombies in this awesome reading comprehension packet.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Dr. McSquare is here to help kids learn the scientific method. His reports are all in disarray--can your child sort label each part with the correct step?
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool piano facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Comprehension
Second Grade
Did you know the basking shark is the second largest living fish? Give your first grader a fun and informational coloring page, all about the Basking Shark!
Comprehension
First Grade
Boost reading comprehension skills with this language arts worksheet. Kids read the story, then use clues from the story to write their own conclusion below.
Comprehension
Fourth Grade
America gets its name from Amerigo Vespucci. Kids will learn about this important historical figure with this fun worksheet.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
Your child will love learning all about the exploits of the famous European explorer Marco Polo with this attractively illustrated worksheet.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
If your child needs help understanding big ideas and concepts, have her tackle this helpful reading comprehension worksheet.
Comprehension
Fifth Grade
What better way to get your child excited about reading than a series of fun stories? Meet Kolobok, a ball of dough who comes to life in this Russian folk tale!
Comprehension
First Grade

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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.


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