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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Anatomy of a Flower Anatomy of a Flower Roses are red, violets are blue, I know the parts of a flower, how about you?
The Night Before Christmas: Part 2 The Night Before Christmas: Part 2 Enjoy part 2 of this classic holiday poem, The Night Before Christmas!
Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution How did our society become so advanced? Introduce your student to the Industrial Revolution with this reading sheet.
Endangered Species: Sumatran Rhinoceros Endangered Species: Sumatran Rhinoceros Help your child read this page about the Sumatran rhinoceros, where he can color an illustration as he learns about why this particular animal is endangered.
Endangered Species: Pygmy Hippo Endangered Species: Pygmy Hippo There are many animals around the world whose lives or homes are threatened.
Endangered Species: Komodo Dragon Endangered Species: Komodo Dragon For your budding environmentalist, here is an information sheet on a well-known endangered species, the Komodo dragon!
Endangered Species: Baird's Tapir Endangered Species: Baird's Tapir Introduce your child to a fascinating new animal, the Baird's tapir.
Find the Main Idea: Peter Rabbit Find the Main Idea: Peter Rabbit Improve your child's reading skills and introduce her the classic tale of Peter Rabbit with this comprehension page, all about finding the main idea.
How to Write Like Jules Verne How to Write Like Jules Verne Take a dive into science fiction writing with the grandfather of the sci-fi genre: Jules Verne!
How to Write Like Edgar Allan Poe How to Write Like Edgar Allan Poe Need some writing inspiration? Read a few passages by authors who influenced the great Edgar Allan Poe, and write your own found passage!
Narwhal Tusk Narwhal Tusk What is the purpose of a narwhal tusk? Explore some interesting new findings about the narwhal, also known as the unicorn whale.
Rainforest Food Chain Rainforest Food Chain Explore the circle of life! This beautiful worksheet shows the web of animals who live in the rainforest.
Table of Contents Table of Contents Help your little bookworm get to know the layout of a table of contents!
Bigfoot Story Bigfoot Story Bigfoot encounters are hardly anything new.
Talkies, Movie Word Search, and More Talkies, Movie Word Search, and More With a movie word search and fascinating info about early films, this set of reading and writing worksheets is sure to entertain your budding movie-lover!
Main Idea of a Story Main Idea of a Story Finding the main idea of a story is a fundamental reading comprehension skill.
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.