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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Crossword Craze Crossword Craze After reading through the sentences your child will need to fill in the missing vowels in this worksheet.
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair Read this famous Norse myth starring Sif and Loki and find out how mythology shapes our understanding of the world around us.
The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga Early in the American Revolution, the Patriots captured Fort Ticonderoga.
Grand Old Flag Grand Old Flag "You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag!"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde This fantastically illustrated excerpt of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is a surefire way to get your kid in the Halloween spirit.
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre Read this creepy passage from Jane Eyre, and practice reading and writing at the same time.
The Battle of Trenton The Battle of Trenton The Battle of Trenton was a turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
All About Brazil: Natural Resources Worksheet All About Brazil: Natural Resources Worksheet This reading comprehension worksheet focuses on Brazil's incredible natural resources, targeting both Earth science and language arts.
The Battle of Camden The Battle of Camden The Battle of Camden was a low point for the American forces in the Revolutionary 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.
Analogies Worksheet: We're Related! Analogies Worksheet: We're Related! Analogies can be a fun way for kids to build vocabulary skills and analyze relationships between words.
St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts Ever wonder why we wear green on St. Patrick's day, or where the leprechaun came from?
Narcissus Narcissus Meet Narcissus, a handsome and self-centered demi-god who stars in his own tragic Greek myth.
History of Valentine's Day History of Valentine's Day Ever wonder how Valentine's Day came to be?
Noppera Bo Noppera Bo Noppera Bo is a truly terrifying folk tale from Japan, perfect for Halloween time.
Compare Ghost Stories Compare Ghost Stories In this reading worksheet, students can compare two ghost stories from other sides of the globe and see how they stack up.
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.