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Fictional Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4

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  • "Late one evening, Megan was playing baseball in her yard." Fictional story about an encounter with a bat; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 9 spelling.
  • “What are you doing behind my fern, Sophie?” Fictional story about a mermaid; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 6 spelling.
  • "Everyone always called it that." Fictional story about a boy overcoming his fear; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 8 spelling.
  • "Frank, the Pest" is a 1 page selection of realistic fiction. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension piece works alone or with Level 2, Unit 5 spelling.
  • "Heather Hates Camping" is a 1 page fictional story about a girl who decides that she likes camping after all. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension piece works alone or with Level 2, Unit 4 spelling.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a girl dealing with her fear of public speaking. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension selection works alone or with Level 2, Unit 3 spelling.
  • A 1 page science fiction story about a boy's science project that saves the world. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, Unit 2 spelling.
  • "Mike had a bad day at school." Fictional story about an alien encounter; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 1 spelling.
  • A funny fiction tale of a knobby-kneed knight, followed by comprehension questions.
  • "Aunt Jane said Kimmie could only go if she had sunscreen and a hat." A realistic fiction story about choosing a perfect beach hat.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension, "Mike & Pat & Pat & Mike" is a realistic fiction selection. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 3 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "The Bird Who Wanted to Eat a House" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 3 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Spiders are Good Luck" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a mother hen hatching her baby chicks. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "The Caterpillar's Adventure" is a 1 page realistic fiction selection about two girls who are entranced as they watch as a caterpillar crosses the road. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Monkeying Around" is a realistic fiction selection. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "The Big Snake" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Runaway Lizards" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "Sara wanted new shoes." A cute reading comprehension presents a story of desire and creative solutions! With thoughtful questions for discussion or short answer writing.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "Moths and Bats" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • This 1 page realistic fiction selection is about how "Amy went to the pond with her little brother Mike" and collected some frog eggs to take home and watch the transformation of pollywogs to frogs. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
  • A one page realistic fiction reading comprehension piece is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Saving a Baby Bird" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page selection of realistic fiction "Stormy" is about a foal born during a rainstorm. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A mini-unit about the Australian wind that brings the spring. Includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and promts for writing your own myth about the coming of spring.
  • This fictional tale of a bumbling detective is available at four levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The elementary level includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and more activities appropriate for elementary readers.
  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • "I remember last year when the new kid came to class..." A realistic fiction reading comprehension about helping a new student on his first day.
  • "Which two Beechams do a chore on Tuesday and Saturday?" Read the chart and answer the questions about the Beecham family chores.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor and a nightingale, with review questions after each paragraph.
  • Put the sentences in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story in order. Then develop imagination and prediction skills by writing a different possible ending.
  • Ashton wins the third grade writing award!
  • "Susie always wanted to be different, because everything about her life was so ordinary". A realistic fiction reading comprehension. Includes a writing prompt.
  • Blaney was a beautiful blue frog...until she started turning purple. A simple and imaginative reading comprehension.
  • [member-created with abctools] Poem about a speedy delivery truck ("Some trucks go vroom!") in a delivery truck-shaped shapebook. Easy reader for kids that love trucks.
  • This modern fable of a turtle who remembered his mother's advice is sure to inspire reflection -and even guide students with their own fables.Common Core: RL.3.2

  • There are seven cats at the "flower house"! A realistic fiction reading comprehension.