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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Your Favorite Animal Your Favorite Animal In this worksheet, your child will write about his or her favorite animal.
The Giant Turnip The Giant Turnip Share a story with your child! With this five-page classic folktale, she'll get to color the illustrations as she hones her reading skills.
With and Without a Picture: Olm With and Without a Picture: Olm The olm is a blind salamander that lives in Europe.
Briar Rose Briar Rose This is the beginning of a classic story by The Brothers Grimm.
Winchester Mystery House Winchester Mystery House The Winchester Mystery House is a famous haunted house located in San Jose, California.
Panchatantra: 'The Broken Pot' Panchatantra: "The Broken Pot" Help your young reader learn to identify themes with the Panchatantra story "The Broken Pot" a classic fable from India that has a moral lesson.
Reading Comprehension Practice Test Reading Comprehension Practice Test What's the main idea? Help your child review reading comprehension questions like this with this at-home practice test.
Robert Frost Rhyme Scheme Robert Frost Rhyme Scheme What better time to learn how to rhyme? Try this worksheet; it'll be sweet!
All About Galileo All About Galileo Learn all about Galileo Galilei, who was once called the "father of modern science."
Drawing Conclusions Drawing Conclusions Time to play detective! Can you describe what happened int his scene, just by looking at the picture?
How to Write Like Jack London How to Write Like Jack London Beginning writers can get inspired with a fun "collage" activity, based on passages by Jack London and other authors who influenced him.
The Huntsman The Huntsman Have you ever wondered what happened to the huntsman in Snow White?
Dog Heroes of Alaska Dog Heroes of Alaska These fun dog-themed worksheets will help fifth graders practice their reading comprehension skills.
These animals are amazing, exotic, ... and totally weird! Get to know some unusual animals with these worksheets.
Weird and Wonderful Animals These animals are amazing, exotic, ... and totally weird!
Who Is Gregor Mendel? Who Is Gregor Mendel? Get an interesting science lesson and some valuable reading practice with this Gregor Mendel biography worksheet.
Briar Rose: Part 2 Briar Rose: Part 2 Read part two of this classic tale by the Brothers Grimm!
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.