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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Olympic Archery Olympic Archery Aim for reading success with this worksheet about the Olympic version of archery.
Movie Trivia: Sound Effects Movie Trivia: Sound Effects Pick up some fun movie trivia and learn about how special sound effects are made on this reading comprehension worksheet!
Olympic Cycling Olympic Cycling Learn more about the Olympic sport of cycling with this worksheet that contains reading comprehension and fun puzzles.
History of Early Cinema for Kids History of Early Cinema for Kids Does your kid know that movies used to be silent and black and white?
Vasilisa the Beautiful Vasilisa the Beautiful Read our shortened version of Vasilisa the Brave, then talk with your child about what makes a hero at the end.
The Three Princes The Three Princes When three suitors come knocking at the princess's door, which one will she choose?
Olympic Equestrian Events Olympic Equestrian Events It's time to saddle up for the Olympics! Learn more about the equestrian events at the Olympics with this reading worksheet.
The Monkey King The Monkey King Read this shortened version of the Monkey King story, then try your hand at writing a new folk tale starring the Monkey King himself!
Tam and Cam Tam and Cam Read Tam and Cam, a Vietnamese fairytale, with your child and talk about the parts of the story that sound familiarâand those that don't!
Olympic Fencing Olympic Fencing Get straight to the point with this worksheet about fencing, one of the lesser-known Olympic sports.
Sinbad the Sailor Sinbad the Sailor Go on a reading adventure with Sinbad the Sailor, a hero of Middle Eastern myth and a great excuse to practice reading comprehension.
The Crystal Heart The Crystal Heart In this retelling of The Crystal Heart, a Vietnamese folk tale, kids will put themselves in the shoes of the main character and write a simple song!
Aladdin Story Aladdin Story In this abridged Aladdin story, a poor beggar boy gets everything he desires with the help of a wily genie...but at what cost?
Forms of Transportation Forms of Transportation Take a look at different forms of transportation with your child, and build on her reading skills.
Amendments 11-27 Amendments 11-27 Kids research the constitutional amendments that were added after the Bill of Rights with this cool worksheet.
United States Word Search United States Word Search Challenge your young citizen to find the names of national treasures, historical buildings, and more in this United States word search!
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.