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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The Crystal Heart The Crystal Heart Get in reading practice with The Crystal Heart by reading the story, then put yourself in the lovelorn fisherman's shoes and write similes in the style of the main character.
Aladdin Story Aladdin Story Take a magic carpet ride to reading success with this retelling of the ages-old folk tale, Aladdin.
Mexican Music Facts Mexican Music Facts Feel inspired to move to the beat with our reading comprehension exercise about Mexican music.
Forms of Transportation Forms of Transportation Take a look at different forms of transportation with your child, and build on her reading skills.
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!
Lincoln Memorial Fun Facts Lincoln Memorial Fun Facts What do you know about the Lincoln Memorial?
What's in a Flag? What's in a Flag? Kids learn about state flags by researching and sketching the California state flag and a flag of their choice in this fun worksheet.
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Kids learn about our nation's capital with this fun worksheet that teaches them geography, history, and the interesting reason why the District of Columbia was never made a state.
The Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights Kids learn about the Bill of Rights with this illuminating 3-page worksheet that paraphrases the amendments into easily understandable English.
The Constitution The Constitution Check out this cool constitution worksheet that introduces kids to the Constitution of the United States!
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable The Tortoise and the Hare Fable Help your beginning reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.
History of Easter History of Easter Ever wonder why we hunt for Easter eggs? Discover how this spring holiday was started with this interesting look at the history of Easter.
Making Connections in Reading Making Connections in Reading Show your child the benefits of making connections with the characters in a story with this introspective worksheet.
Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from the South, and was an inspiration to both the African American community and he political world as well.
Bookmark Book Review Bookmark Book Review This worksheet will have your child assemble and decorate a bookmark while reviewing story sequence as divided into beginning, middle, and end.
Writing Book Reviews Writing Book Reviews This worksheet will help your child organize the details needed to write about a book he's read!
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.