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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Louis Braille Louis Braille Learn all about Louis Braille and his amazing life and inventions.
Shakespeare Biography Shakespeare Biography This Shakespeare biography, written specifically for kids, introduces young readers and thespians to the literary giant.
Fill-in a Funny Story #5 Fill-in a Funny Story #5 Want to have fun with grammar? This funny, fill-in-the-blank story lets your first grader get a handle on words, while keeping her entertained.
Story Sequencing: Jacob's Day Story Sequencing: Jacob's Day This reading comprehension exercise combines important pre-reading skills with the fun of drawing.
Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2 Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2 Fee Fi Fo Fum! It's story time!
Hold The Homophone Hold The Homophone To complete this exercise your child will need to read through the paragraph and decide which words are incorrect.
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map Jack and the Beanstalk Story Map Fill in this story map to organize the details of the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
Jack and the Beanstalk: Follow Along and Count Jack and the Beanstalk: Follow Along and Count Draw pictures, count and answer questions to follow along with the Jack and the Beanstalk story, and help Jack keep track of what he carries down the beanstalk!
Jack and the Beanstalk: Short Version Minibook Jack and the Beanstalk: Short Version Minibook Print out this minibook and use your imagination to illustrate a short version of this fun fairy tale!
Texas Declaration of Independence Texas Declaration of Independence Did you know that Texas was once an independent country?
Three Billy Goats Gruff Story Three Billy Goats Gruff Story Get reading going with your own Three Billy Goats Gruff story booklet.
Three Billy Goats Gruff Sequencing Three Billy Goats Gruff Sequencing Get writing going with Three Billy Goats Gruff story sequencing and writing worksheets.
The Story of Orion The Story of Orion Here's a snapshot of the story of Orion. His tale makes for light reading and simple practice with story structure for kids.
How to Write a Review How to Write a Review Help your student warm up to opinion writing by writing a review.
Storyboarding Storyboarding Have your child try her hand at storyboarding in this reading comprehension sheet.
Parts of Speech in Black Beauty Parts of Speech in Black Beauty Identifying parts of speech is an important skill for beginning writers, and a great way to build better writing habits.
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.