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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Fact & Opinion Worksheet Fact & Opinion Worksheet Frank and Opie have very different ways of speaking.
Whale Facts Whale Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool whale facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
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.
Catfish Facts Catfish Facts Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool catfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
Story Sequencing: Selena's Bicycle Story Sequencing: Selena's Bicycle Improve reading comprehension with this story sequencing worksheet.
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad helped thousands of enslaved Americans find freedom.
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions Help your third grader practice following directions on how to build a tornado in a bottle, and build his reading comprehension skills in the process.
All About Mummies All About Mummies Unwrap the history behind a spooky Halloween favorite: mummies!
Captain Stormalong Captain Stormalong Meet the mythical Captain Stormalong, a sturdy sailor who's said to have conquered the high seas.
All About Vampires All About Vampires Sink your teeth into this fun reading and writing activity, and learn all about vampires!
Photo Captions Photo Captions Follow Chuck on his vacation by looking at the pictures he took!
Reading Comprehension: All Gold Canyon Reading Comprehension: All Gold Canyon Young readers will enjoy this passage from Jack London's "All Gold Canyon."
Black Beauty Reading Comprehension Black Beauty Reading Comprehension Liberty is precious to humans and to horses.
How the Whale Got His Throat: Reading Comprehension How the Whale Got His Throat: Reading Comprehension Make reading fun with this whale of a tale, "How the Whale Got His Throat," by Rudyard Kipling!
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin Give your beginning reader a fun way to practice reading comprehension with a classic story: "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," by Rudyard Kipling.
All About Werewolves All About Werewolves Celebrate Halloween with a spooky reading exercise, where you'll learn all about werewolves!
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.