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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Vocabulary Builder: Antonyms Vocabulary Builder: Antonyms Help your child practice matching words with their antonyms, and help boost her reading and vocabulary skills in the process!
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2 Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2 Past, present, or future? Kids identify the tense for each sentence on this third grade reading and writing worksheet.
Rapunzel Story Scramble Rapunzel Story Scramble How well does your little reader know the story of Rapunzel?
Follow the Instructions #1 Follow the Instructions #1 Pair the skill of following directions with math and you have a fun way to practice both.
Follow the Instructions #2 Follow the Instructions #2 Brush up on some simple math while following instructions!
Following Instructions #2 Following Instructions #2 Make following instructions fun and interesting with this worksheet!
Following Instructions #1 Following Instructions #1 Following instructions doesn't have to be boring.
The Meaning of Terabithia The Meaning of Terabithia This worksheet features writing prompts to help your kid think analytically about the story of Bridge to Terabithia and get the most out of the book and movie.
Writing a Ballad Writing a Ballad Meet the most daring archer in English Folklore: Robin Hood.
Terabithia: Page versus Screen Terabithia: Page versus Screen If your kid loves the classic book, Bridge to Terabithia, he might enjoy its movie adaptation.
The 180-Degree Rule in Movies The 180-Degree Rule in Movies These worksheets are all about the 180-degree rule, an important film technique.
How to Read a Screenplay How to Read a Screenplay A screenplay tells the actors what to say, the camera how to move, and much more.
Vocabulary Builder: Synonyms Vocabulary Builder: Synonyms If you're looking for a way to build your first grader's vocabulary, try a lesson on synonyms.
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 1 Past, Present, or Future Tense? 1 Past, present, or future? Kids identify the tense for each sentence on this third grade reading and writing worksheet.
Blast Off! Complete the Order of Events Blast Off! Complete the Order of Events Where in the universe is the rocket ship heading?
Crazy for Camera Angles Crazy for Camera Angles Camera angles help to tell the story in a movie.
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.