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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Story Sequencing: Tyler's Day Story Sequencing: Tyler's Day This story sequencing worksheet helps with reading comprehension, listing, and even artistic skills!
Book Setting Book Setting If your child is doing a book report, help her learn more about the setting of her book with this worksheet.
Story Plot Story Plot If your budding reading is writing his first book report, help him nail down the plot with this quick review worksheet.
Travel Words Travel Words Challenge your child to complete the travel-related words in this match up activity.
Conflict Conflict Help your child understand how conflicts factor into plots with this inventive reading worksheet.
St. Patrick's Day Traditions St. Patrick's Day Traditions Teach your little leprechaun about the various St.
Following Directions Following Directions Does your little learner have a tough time paying attention?
Book Characters Book Characters If your child is writing his first book report, help him get a handle on the characters in his book.
Notes Page Notes Page When a blank page doesn't quite cut it, here are blank notes pages that lend a little structure to your thoughts.
The Ghost of Fred Fisher The Ghost of Fred Fisher In this reading worksheet, just in time for Halloween, kids can read all about Fred Fisher, the star of Australia's most famous ghost story.
Reading Comprehension Practice: Jimmy and the Cake Reading Comprehension Practice: Jimmy and the Cake Jimmy made a cake for his mom's birthday, but he left it out on the counter and what happened next?
Sentence Structure: Sentence or Fragment? Sentence Structure: Sentence or Fragment? Practice recognizing complete and incomplete sentences with this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
The Main Event The Main Event Every story has a turning point or two, and this worksheet encourages your kid to examine the main event in a book up close.
Fact or Make Believe? Fact or Make Believe? Help your child understand the difference between reality and make believe in this reading comprehension worksheet.
Word Addition: Compound Words 3 Word Addition: Compound Words 3 Take two words and put them together to make a whole new word: a compound word!
Make a Pair: 2 Make a Pair: 2 Have your child exercise her reasoning skills with this fun-filled worksheet!
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.