Nonfiction Comprehension Questions

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Find the Main Idea: Shark
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Guided Lesson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The letters G, B and E are heavily featured in the classic tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". This guided lesson uses the story to teach the letters G, B and E in a focused and fun narrative format. Using a story kids most already know gives them a leg up on letter recognition and boosts reading confidence. Don't miss the accompanying printables that can extend learning opportunities.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
History of Fireworks
History of Fireworks
Worksheet
History of Fireworks
Children read a brief history of fireworks, then answer a series of questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Informational Text 1
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
The Ocean
The Ocean
Worksheet
The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Preschool Reading
Preschool Reading
Workbook
Preschool Reading
Preschoolers get essential reading practice in this workbook, which focuses on the fundamentals of phonics.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
Activity
Who is Katherine Johnson?
Who is Katherine Johnson?
Worksheet
Who is Katherine Johnson?
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Worksheet
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Plastic
All About Plastic
Worksheet
All About Plastic
In this worksheet, children discover what plastic is, how it is manufactured, as well as its history and about attempts to reduce plastic waste.
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plant Parts
Plant Parts
Workbook
Plant Parts
Explore the parts of a plant and the stages of life it goes through. Then try your hand at germinating seeds as you introduce your little bud to important plant processes like photosynthesis.
1st grade
Science
Workbook
The History of Chocolate
The History of Chocolate
Worksheet
The History of Chocolate
This Hispanic Heritage Month, learn the history of chocolate and try your hand at a historical recipe.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Life Cycle of a Plant
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Little gardeners, get to know your plants! See the cycle of a plant from its birth to adulthood, and read a bit about photosynthesis too.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
This exercise gives your student practice identifying a main idea and supporting details in short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
Game
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
How many legs does a pistol shrimp have? Kids answer questions about Symbiotic Relationships in this reading comprehension quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
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
Activity
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
Worksheet
Identifying the Main Idea & Details
As your students complete this reading comprehension exercise, they will learn about their lungs while practicing active reading skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Following Directions
Following Directions
Lesson Plan
Following Directions
Knowing what to do is half the battle of any task. This lesson teaches kids about following directions. After playing Simon Says and completing some fun worksheets, your students will certainly become better at understanding instructions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Animals
All About Animals
Workbook
All About Animals
Things animals need, where they live, why they camouflage, this workbook is a den of learning! Kids can cut and paste pictures, play a memory game, work on writing and categorizing skills, too.
1st grade
Science
Workbook
All About Katherine Johnson
All About Katherine Johnson
Worksheet
All About Katherine Johnson
Introduce your second and third graders to the inspiring mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson. After reading a short biography, children will use what they've learned to answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Workbook
Community Helpers: Health and Safety
Learn about workers who serve the neighborhood. With coloring, cut-and-paste, and I-spy pages kids will be busy having fun while exploring social studies topics of community, jobs and needs.
Preschool
Social studies
Workbook
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Use this graphic organizer to help students identify and record the main idea and details of a text.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet