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 that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.
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Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi A natural with numbers,Shakuntala Devi rose to fame at a young age by showing the calculator who's boss with her lightning-fast mental math.
Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer The next time you're having story time, be sure to use this fairy tale graphic organizer to boost comprehension!
Sea Turtle Facts Sea Turtle Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool sea turtle facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Crab Facts Crab Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool crab facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Reading Comprehension: The Kitten Reading Comprehension: The Kitten Here's a worksheet that's great for improving reading comprehension skills.
Story Sequencing: Selena's Bicycle Story Sequencing: Selena's Bicycle This sequencing worksheet gets kids to put a story together in chronological order.
Punctuation: A Christmas Carol Punctuation: A Christmas Carol Need a little punctuation practice? Here's a great worksheet that will challenge your child's grammar skills, and introduce him to some classic literature!
This series of worksheets on famous explorers introduces kids to a handful of important world travelers that they may not even learn about in school! They'll love learning about their accomplishments while they practice their vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills.
Famous Explorers This series of worksheets on famous explorers introduces kids to a handful of important world travelers that they may not even learn about in school!
These reading and writing worksheets are a fun and educational companion to the Summer Olympic Games. From reading comprehension worksheets about Olympic history to writing prompts that challenge kids to think big, we've got the Summer Games covered. The Olympics is always a fun theme for kids, and covers multiple subjects at once, including language arts, social studies and geography.
Language Arts Worksheets for the Summer Olympics These reading and writing worksheets are a fun and educational companion to the Summer Olympic Games.
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise Rochelle's Birthday Surprise Little brothers and sisters can be annoying sometimes, but that's never an excuse to waste a perfectly good cupcake.
American Sign Language is a fantastic language for children to acquire. This series of worksheets can help kids learn American Sign Language alphabet and give them practice with decoding phrases and quotes. As kids grow to practice their sign language alphabet here are more sign language worksheets you can work on together.
Learn American Sign Language Alphabet American Sign Language is a fantastic language for children to acquire.
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions This drawing conclusions worksheet gets your child to strengthen his reading comprehension.
Riddle Me This 1 Riddle Me This 1 Riddle me this, riddle me that! This worksheet includes reading comprehension as well as drawing fun for your preschooler or kindergartener.
The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension Enjoy Rudyard Kipling's delightful story, "The Elephant's Child", complete with a word search and reading comprehension questions about the story!
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.
Trail of Tears Trail of Tears Get educated about the treatment of Native Americans during the creation of the United States.
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 that can supplement what he is learning in school with folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more.

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.