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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Russell Hotel Russell Hotel Read the eyewitness accounts of sightings at Russell Hotel, then do some comparing and contrasting using the Venn diagram at the bottom.
Old Hag Syndrome: An Explanation Old Hag Syndrome: An Explanation Learn about a scary condition called Old Hag Syndrome.
Panchatantra: 'The Foolish Friend' Panchatantra: "The Foolish Friend" What happens when you have a foolish friend?
Fun with Transportation Fun with Transportation Have fun with transportation with this worksheet featuring a sailboat, a train, a plane and more!
Panchatantra: 'The Fish that were too Clever' Panchatantra: "The Fish that were too Clever" Help your kid learn about theme with a reading comprehension page that features a story from Panchatantra, a collection of classic animal fables from India.
Story Flipbook Story Flipbook Flip through a story flipbook with your child, a great way to teach about beginning, middle and end.
Rebus Story Rebus Story A rebus story is like a picture story! It's up to your little storyteller to fill in the blanks with the cut-out pictures on page 1.
The Nightingale Comprehension The Nightingale Comprehension After reading The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen, complete this comprehension page to test your understanding of the story.
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!
Opening an Umbrella Indoors Opening an Umbrella Indoors Have you ever opened an umbrella indoors? Some people think that action causes bad luck!
Help your preschooler build important reading comprehension skills with these story sequence worksheets. Kids will hone their ability to order stories with these playful printables.
All About Story Sequence! Help your preschooler build important reading comprehension skills with these story sequence worksheets.
New Year Superstitions New Year Superstitions Celebrating the New Year is all about tradition, and it's different in every culture!
Animal Matching 1 Animal Matching 1 This fun worksheet makes for easy teaching for several preschool skills.
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.
Muramasa Sengo Muramasa Sengo Students will learn about the sword maker Muramasa Sengo, read through the eyewitness accounts, and decide who the trustworthy source is!
Diagramming Sentences Diagramming Sentences Diagramming sentences is an important skill for beginning writers, and a great way to review parts of speech.
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.