Comprehending Literature

Learning how to comprehend literature is an important skill for young readers. Encourage reading comprehension for novels, short stories, and more with this set of worksheets.

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The Giving Tree Story

Think about all the ways we use trees with this comprehension worksheet that explores Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.
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Wh Questions

Help your child learn the "Wh words," who, what, where, why and when, with this charming story about a day at the dog park.
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Loki Myths: Loki and the Builder

Here's a Loki myth to satisfy fans of this sneaky god: Loki and the Builder, where he tries to outwit an equally sneaky human.
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Pecos Bill!

Rootin' tootin' cowboys, gather 'round to hear the legendary story of Pecos Bill! Read this tale with your child, and see if he can tell fact from fiction.
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The Tortoise and the Hare Fable

Help your early reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. He'll make a prediction about what will happen, and identify the moral.
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show

Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
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Sugar and Spice

Get your third grader in the habit of reading deeper by encouraging him to think about what's going on in this short story and why.
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Folktales: The Princess Mouse

Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
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The Butterfly That Stamped

Help your student with reading comprehension, and enjoy a favorite short story by Rudyard Kipling, about a King, a Queen and two quarreling butterflies.
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The Cat That Walked by Himself

Beginning readers will love this short story by Rudyard Kipling, all about how the animals were first domesticated.
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