Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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All About the Rock Cycle
All About the Rock Cycle
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All About the Rock Cycle
If you think volcanoes are cool, this worksheet will blow your mind! Learn about the rock cycle by reading the paragraph and taking a multiple choice quiz.
4th grade
Science
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Identifying Cause and Effect
Identifying Cause and Effect
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Identifying Cause and Effect
Give your second grader's logical thinking skills and reading comprehension a healthy boost with a lesson in cause and effect.
2nd 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
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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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Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
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Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
Dr. McSquare needs help sorting out his lab reports. Can your child read each item, then label it with the correct scientific method step?
5th grade
Science
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
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Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
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Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
This reading activity gives kids practice supporting inferences with evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Read & Compare Character Traits
Read & Compare Character Traits
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Read & Compare Character Traits
Students will read passages and compare the traits of two characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
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Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Kids put their reading comprehension skills to work as they write out the main idea and come up with their own concluding sentence for this paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
In this worksheet, children read a classic fable about a man and his son who get too much advice!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
In this reading exercise, students answer literal and interpretive questions about a classic text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Worksheet
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
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How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Children learn how the internet travels across the ocean through cables to create a giant, global information network in this engaging, hands-on worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Cause and Effect?
What is Cause and Effect?
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What is Cause and Effect?
Help your child understand cause and effect with this practice sheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
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Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
In this worksheet, children read a story about two friends who like to roller skate together in their neighborhood.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is Soil?
What is Soil?
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What is Soil?
Dig your hands into some earth science with this soil sheet! Your little scientist can hone his reading skills as he learns what soil is and how it is formed.
2nd grade
Science
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Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
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Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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History of Jazz
History of Jazz
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History of Jazz
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the birth of jazz music, and the history of African-Americans in pop music.
4th grade
Fine arts
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Reading Response Journal
Reading Response Journal
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Reading Response Journal
Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Compare the Fairy Tales
Compare the Fairy Tales
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Compare the Fairy Tales
Many folk tales share similarities, but are also very different. Can you find the similarities and differences between these two stories?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Pair the Cause and Effect
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Have your students practice finding the cause and effect relationships between two sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Use this worksheet to help your students understand patriotic songs, like an older national anthem.
4th grade
Social studies
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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.