Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Use this resource to read a nonfiction passage about sharks and write a summary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Extended Reading Comprehension: The One
Extended Reading Comprehension: The One
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Extended Reading Comprehension: The One
Students read an original two-page story and answer questions to boost essential reading comprehension skills.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
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The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Video Games: Not Just for Fun
Video Games: Not Just for Fun
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Video Games: Not Just for Fun
Develop reading comprehension with this video game passage. Ask your students to read the excerpt, then answer questions about the main ideas and details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
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Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
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Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
Students read a two-page adaptation of "The Gift of the Magi" and dig deep into the figurative language and literary devices of this classic story!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Map
Story Map
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Story Map
Use this graphic organizer to have students write words or draw pictures to complete the story map.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities. Use this cause and effect worksheet to focus on story structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
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Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
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Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
Here's a worksheet that's great for improving reading comprehension skills. Kids read a simple story about a girl and her kitten then answer the question below.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
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Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley family's summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Scrambled Similes
Scrambled Similes
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Scrambled Similes
This worksheet will help your child understand what similes are, and she'll even get to use her imagination to write some of her own!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension:  Pinocchio
Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
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Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
This exercise will strengthen your students' reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Local Government
Local Government
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Local Government
Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sequence of Events
Sequence of Events
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Sequence of Events
What happened first? Have your young reader find the beginning, middle, and end of this short story. Use the illustrations to help her picture the events.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Practice
Point of View Practice
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Point of View Practice
One of the first questions young readers should ask is, "Who is telling this story?" Here students will practice spotting different points of view by identifying which point of view sentences are written from and then writing sentences of their own.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Arachne and the Weaving Contest
Reading Comprehension: Arachne and the Weaving Contest
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Reading Comprehension: Arachne and the Weaving Contest
Unravel a classic story from Greek mythology with this two-page reading comprehension worksheet for seventh and eighth-grade learners!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle
Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle
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Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle
Learn all about the history of candles with this two-page nonfiction reading worksheet!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
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Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Use this graphic organizer to support learners' understanding of cause and effect in the books they read.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
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Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
In this Reader's Theater worksheet, students read a script, then answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
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The Little Red Hen
Read this classic children's story — then stage a stick puppet performance of it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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At the Zoo
At the Zoo
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At the Zoo
Bears, camels, wombats, and more! Draw a picture of your favorite animal from this poem.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Story Sequencing
Story Sequencing
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Story Sequencing
This worksheet practices story sequencing, an essential reading comprehension skill for first graders.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
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Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Comparing and contrasting nonfiction stories is an important skill for fourth and fifth graders. This worksheet gives kids plenty of chance to practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

After learning how to read, the path to literacy continues with being able to understand and articulate what it is we read. Developing this vital skill is the primary focus of our reading comprehension worksheets. In addition to compelling fiction stories, including some popular children’s fables, students of all ages will find reading comprehension worksheets that reinforce a slew of literary skills, including identifying themes, story structure, cause and effect, and the difference between similes and metaphors (and how to use them).

Reading Comprehension Worksheets to Foster Enthusiastic and Fluent Readers

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to see a kid race to a bookshelf, grab a book and sit down and read it from cover to cover. But there’s so much more that goes into reading proficiency than just the act of reading itself. For example, expanding vocabulary and understanding all the various literary techniques are critical components to developing a well-rounded reader.

Our reading comprehension worksheets guide young students along the years-long journey to becoming competent and confident readers (and, by extension, writers). Starting with childhood fairytales and continuing all the way to lengthy nonfiction texts that are required reading for older students, students in all grade levels will find our reading comprehension worksheets to be as enjoyable as they are helpful. Additionally, as they move from grade to grade, students can access worksheets that strengthen such concepts as story sequencing, character development, inferencing, point of view, and comparing and contrasting.

Reading proficiency varies from child to child, so be sure to select worksheets that align with each student’s reading level. Challenge them, but don’t overwhelm them.