Reading Worksheets and Printables

Our printable reading worksheets cover a variety of reading topics including early letter recognition, sight words, fluency, and comprehension. Reading comprehension worksheets feature both fiction and nonfiction stories, and make reading enjoyable with detailed illustrations and engaging comprehension questions.
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Homophones: Write It Right 1 Homophones: Write It Right 1 "Waste" and "waist" sound alike, but they're spelled differently and have different meanings.
Habitats Word Search: Desert Animals Habitats Word Search: Desert Animals Kids find desert animals in this science word search.
Papaya in Spanish Papaya in Spanish From seed to flower to fruit, take a look at the papaya with this coloring page and brush up on vocabulary, in Spanish and English!
The Crab that Played with the Sea The Crab that Played with the Sea Introduce your little reader to some classic childhood literature, with Rudyard Kipling's charming story "The Crab That Played with the Sea."
Silent 'e' Worksheet Silent "e" Worksheet Silent E worksheets are important to phonics success.
Vowel Train Vowel Train Grab your pencil and hitch a ride on the vowel train!
Make a Mini Story Book: Little or Big? Make a Mini Story Book: Little or Big? This little story book that kids can cut out and make themselves is just the thing to get kindergarteners excited about learning how to read.
The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo Read about why kangaroos hop on two legs, in Rudyard Kipling's "The Sing Song of Old Kangaroo."
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet Main Idea of a Story Worksheet Understanding the main idea of a story is a big first step on the road to comprehension.
Get Your Green On: Learning Colors Get Your Green On: Learning Colors To complete this worksheet your child will name the different pictures, and then color the items that are green, helping him to practice his color recognition skills and his ability to follow simple directions.
How to Write Like Mark Twain How to Write Like Mark Twain Inspire your middle school student to write like a pro!
How to Write like Jack Kerouac How to Write like Jack Kerouac Inspire your young writer with a fun activity on how to write like Jack Kerouac.
Get young writers inspired! These worksheets break down the literary techniques of some of the most famous writers in history and prompt kids to try some unique writing challenges. Encourage those creative kids to write like the pros!
How to Write Like the Pros Get young writers inspired! These worksheets break down the literary techniques of some of the most famous writers in history and prompt kids to try some unique writing challenges.
All About Vampires All About Vampires Sink your teeth into this fun reading and writing activity, and learn all about vampires!
Find the Hidden Back to School Words Find the Hidden Back to School Words Get your child excited about the new school year with a back to school-themed word search!
Independence Day Word Search Independence Day Word Search The 4th of July can be a day of both fun...and learning!
Our printable reading worksheets cover a variety of reading topics including early letter recognition, sight words, fluency, and comprehension. Reading comprehension worksheets feature both fiction and nonfiction stories, and make reading enjoyable with detailed illustrations and engaging comprehension questions.

Tips for Reading Practice

As children progress through the elementary grades, they will go from learning to read to reading to learn. That switch is a crucial component to your child's academic success, which is why educators focus so heavily on literacy in the curriculum. Literacy skills take lots of practice, but there are many enrichment activities that can help make learning to read enjoyable. Here are a few ideas for squeezing in reading practice at home.

  • For kids just starting out on their path to reading success, try these phonics worksheets that provide guided practice with vowel-consonant-vowel words, short and long vowels, and sight words.
  • For kids learning how to make predictions about a text, encourage them to look at a book's cover. What do they think the book will be about based on what they see?
  • Encourage kids to use a strip of card stock as a bookmark and write on it words they don't know in a text. Then, help them look up the words in the dictionary to reinforce vocabulary skills.
  • Make trips to the library a regular part of your family's monthly (or weekly!) errands. Exposure to books is considered the most important thing parents can do to encourage young readers. It will also help support literary analysis skills in the older grades.