Reading Comprehension Activities and Printables

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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
Illustrate a Famous Book!
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
What if your child couldn't see the pictures of a picture book? In this activity, she'll listen to a story without looking at the images, and create her own.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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String Story Necklaces
String Story Necklaces
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String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Mood Charades!
Play Mood Charades!
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Play Mood Charades!
Have your kid try his hand at mood charades. It's a great way to promote social development and hone reading comprehension skills, not to mention tons of fun!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Character Trait?
What is a Character Trait?
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What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
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Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
Strengthen your fourth grader's reading skills with this analytic "reader's theater" activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Basic Reading Comprehension
Basic Reading Comprehension
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Basic Reading Comprehension
Try this simple activity to stimulate some very complex thinking with your first grader to develop those all-important reading and comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fishing for Headlines
Fishing for Headlines
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Fishing for Headlines
Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
5th grade
Social studies
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. King by making a timeline of some major events during his life and the Civil Rights Movement.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Test your learner's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging your child to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
5th grade
Social studies
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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
This writing activity will promote dialogue about racial segregation and its impact on African-Americans throughout history with your child.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Social Media Book Review
Social Media Book Review
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Social Media Book Review
Teach your child the art of the status update with this cutting-edge take on the old-fashioned book report: the social media book review!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
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Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
Help your child gain reading comprehension skills, as well as listening and memory skills with this fun activity that uses his favorite book!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Note Project
Sticky Note Project
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Sticky Note Project
Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
A Special Gift from Grandpa
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
Grandparents are always wondering what to get kids for their birthdays. Try out this idea: a list of 10 little-known facts about Grandma or Grandpa.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Papier-Mâché Characters
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Help your child to create a familiar favorite from a book or series he adores out of papier-mache. Exercise your child's imagination and language arts skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension Activities and Printables

Fiction comprehension activities encourage your child to recall and analyze what he's read and have fun in the process.