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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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions Using details to draw conclusions about a story is an important part of comprehension.
Story Comprehension: What Happens Next? Story Comprehension: What Happens Next? Kids read a short story, then finish it by writing what they think will happen next.
Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: Found It! Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: Found It! The past-tense of "ring" is "rang," but the past-tense of "bring" is ...
Dive into the wonderful world of stories with these reading comprehension printables! From fairy tales and fables to story organizers, this collection helps your first grader break down the elements of every story.

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15 Reading Comprehension Printables for First Grade Dive into the wonderful world of stories with these reading comprehension printables!
Sort Out the Scientific Method #1 Sort Out the Scientific Method #1 Understanding the scientific method is key to conducting a good experiment.
Seal Facts Seal Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool seal facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Jellyfish Facts Jellyfish Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool jellyfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Weedy Sea Dragon Facts Weedy Sea Dragon Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool weedy sea dragon facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
The Statement of Randolph Carter The Statement of Randolph Carter Explore the work of H.P. Lovecraft in this abridged version of The Statement of Randolph Carter.
Zheng He Zheng He Zheng He's treasure ships were reportedly the biggest wooden ships in human history!
Sort Out the Scientific Method #4 Sort Out the Scientific Method #4 Does thinking about the scientific method leave your child scratching her head?
Reading Comprehension: Dr. Dolittle Reading Comprehension: Dr. Dolittle Young readers can build their comprehension skills as they read this passage from a children's classic, "The Story of Dr. Dolittle."
Our world's greatest minds have discovered some very cool stuff, this series of reading comprehension worksheets on prominent scientists will have young readers delving into their discoveries. Students will get a great reading comprehension workout and gain valuable insight through which they'll be able to place more recent scientific developments into historical context.  Both male and female scientists are represented.
Famous Scientists Our world's greatest minds have discovered some very cool stuff, this series of reading comprehension worksheets on prominent scientists will have young readers delving into their discoveries.
Leif Ericson Leif Ericson Did you know that Leif Ericson was the first European to land in the Americas, centuries before Columbus did?
Find the Letter J: Jack Be Nimble Find the Letter J: Jack Be Nimble How many Js does it take to get Jack up and over a candle stick?
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.