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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Does your child love reading? Bring some holiday spirit into your household with these wonderful reading comprehension and writing worksheets!
Winter Reading Wonderland for 2nd Grade Does your child love reading? Bring some holiday spirit into your household with these wonderful reading comprehension and writing worksheets!
When your child is in preschool, it's not easy to monitor exactly how he's doing. It's not all about ABC's or 1-2-3's, and every kid learns differently. As an involved parent, what can you do to keep your child's brain growing? This set of 15 worksheets has an answer for you: problem solving! Problem solving is a timeless exercise and part of everyday life that can engage young kids. If the reading level of these worksheets is too high for your child, don't fret. This is a great chance to get involved as you guide him through it.
Preschool Problem Solving When your child is in preschool, it's not easy to monitor exactly how he's doing.
Guatemala Facts Guatemala Facts What do you know about the wonderful country of Guatemala?
Subject and Predicate: Mix and Match Subject and Predicate: Mix and Match First, kids choose an adjective and a noun to form a subject.
Practice paraphrasing, or putting another person's writing in your own words, with these cool paraphrasing worksheets. Kids read and paraphrase fun passages on science, history and more.
Paraphrasing Practice Practice paraphrasing, or putting another person's writing in your own words, with these cool paraphrasing worksheets.
Odysseus and Cyclops Odysseus and Cyclops Poor Odysseus was just trying to get home when he ran into the Cyclops monster.
The Trojan Horse The Trojan Horse Engage in some sneaky warfare with the tale of the Trojan Horse, one of the most legendary Greek myths ever told.
Cupid and Psyche Cupid and Psyche Hang out with two seriously challenged love birds, the god Cupid and his human girlfriend Psyche.
Predict: First and Next #2 Predict: First and Next #2 What did Mr. Bear do after he takes a bath?
Similes: Easy as Pie Similes: Easy as Pie As light as a feather or as light as a bee?
Theseus and the Minotaur Theseus and the Minotaur A reading comprehension assignment with monsters and a wickedly complex labryinth?
Context Counts! Context Counts! Believe it or not, the answer is in the context.
Adjective Detectives Adjective Detectives Adjectives add precise descriptions to nouns.
Danny Boy: Irish Folk Song Danny Boy: Irish Folk Song Have you ever heard of Danny Boy? Some people believe that this Irish folk song is sung by parents when their son goes off to war.
Categorize the 2016 Presidential Candidates Categorize the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get excited for the 2016 Presidential election!
Rhyme Map Rhyme Map Find out how rhyme scheme works with this simple exercise.
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.