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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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 On this third grade reading and writing worksheet, kids choose an adjective and a noun to form a subject, then put it with a predicate to make a sentence.
Odysseus and Cyclops Odysseus and Cyclops Poor Odysseus was just trying to get home when he ran into the Cyclops monster.
How did the Native Americans used to live? Find out with this series of 3rd grade reading comprehension worksheets featuring passages about the different tribes in the United States.
17 Native American Tribes How did the Native Americans used to live? Find out with this series of 3rd grade reading comprehension worksheets featuring passages about the different tribes in the United States.
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.
Predict: First and Next #2 Predict: First and Next #2 Kids match pictures showing what came first with pictures showing what came next.
Cupid and Psyche Cupid and Psyche Hang out with two seriously challenged love birds, the god Cupid and his human girlfriend Psyche.
Similes: Easy as Pie Similes: Easy as Pie If someone looses their glasses, are they as blind as a bee or a bat?
Context Counts! Context Counts! Looking for a worksheet to help you third grade child with vocabulary?
Rhyme Map Rhyme Map Find out how rhyme scheme works with this simple exercise using Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
Adjective Detectives Adjective Detectives Use your descriptive and mystery-solving skills to write adjectives to solve a mystery.
Danny Boy: Irish Folk Song Danny Boy: Irish Folk Song Some people believe that Danny Boy, an Irish folk song, was sung by parents when their son went off to war.
Predict: First and Next Predict: First and Next Build your kindergartener's logical thinking skills by asking him to connect pictures that show what came first and what comes next.
Origin of the Chinese Zodiac Reading Comprehension Origin of the Chinese Zodiac Reading Comprehension Celebrate the lunar new year by learning about the origin of the Chinese Zodiac with this interesting 5th grade reading comprehension worksheet.
Grandpa's Boat Grandpa's Boat What will you be doing on Saturday? Jamie will be on a fishing boat with her grandpa.
Pete's Pets Pete's Pets Read about Pete and all of his pets in this story.
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.