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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Silent Film Era Silent Film Era The silent film era featured creative storytelling techniques like miming and slapstick.
Apollo 17 Apollo 17 Your child can learn about the last manned space flight with this worksheet that works on history, reading comprenshion and science all in one.
Movie Inventors Memory Match Movie Inventors Memory Match This printable memory match game is a fun way to learn about five movie inventors and their innovations.
La Ciotat Station and Other Early Movies La Ciotat Station and Other Early Movies Read about exciting early cinema like The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station!
Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking Is your child having trouble navigating the rough waters of reading?
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan Familiarize your child with Peter Pan, one of the most enduring character of children's literature, with this reading comprehension worksheet.
Olympic Archery Olympic Archery Aim for reading success with this worksheet about the Olympic version of archery.
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?
Olympic Cycling Olympic Cycling Learn more about the Olympic sport of cycling with this worksheet that contains reading comprehension and fun puzzles.
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?
The Scarlet Flower The Scarlet Flower "The Scarlet Flower" shares many similarities with a famous Western fairytale.
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 Golden Fish The Golden Fish The Golden Fish" is a tale that's told in many cultures.
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.
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.

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