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

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  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • "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 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 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, "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 funny fiction tale of a knobby-kneed knight, followed by comprehension questions.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • A one page realistic fictional selection about a young boy who wonders about gravity; this reading comprehension activity is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and four questions that require short written responses. It works alone or with Level 2, unit 10 spelling.
  • A one page realistic fiction selection about a girl for whom a foreign language comes in handy; this reading comprehension activity is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses. It works alone or with Level 2, Unit 11 spelling.
  • "School was out for summer." Fictional story about a boy whose Hopi grandmother helps him to discover a hidden talent; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 12 spelling.
  • “Maria goes to a small school in New Mexico.” Fictional story about a girl with a good idea; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 13 spelling.
  • “It was Linda's birthday.” Fictional story about a birthday joke; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 14 spelling.
  • "Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

  • "I love the rhythm of the ball bouncing when I dribble." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • "I love running down the field with a ball in my hands." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • "I love skiing through fresh powder snow in the morning." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • "I love the crack of a bat hitting a ball." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • "I used a volleyball as a pillow, but it gave me a sore neck." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • "I practice my kata every day." A short realistic fiction story followed by multiple choice questions.
  • Tracy photographs a volcanic eruption, when mountain climbing with her parents. Multiple choice, short response questions.
  • Jesse's sister and her friends won't play with him, until he gets a new talent from a talking fish. Comp and short reponse questions
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • A set of exercises for the book, Fox at School, by Edward Marshall, with matching, word unscramble, cut and paste, writing exercises and a word search and crossword puzzle.
  • Jim learn about the effect of habitat change on a trip to the zoo with his Dad, where he see an Iberian Lynx and a Bavarian Pine Vole. Includes multiple choice questions, short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Jim's favorite tree has even more cherries than it did the previous year, and he and his brother have some ideas of what to do with the big crop. Includes multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
  • A five page writing focused book unit for the Jigsaw Jones Mystery, The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster, by James Preller. Also, contains true/false and multiple choice questions and a story map exercise. See also abcteach tools for this story.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting story and great testing practice!
  • "My dad, little sister and I saw a big balloon at the picnic." A very short reading comprehension.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece about unpredictable March weather is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 3 questions that require short written responses.
  • An easy reading comprehension from the point of view of a young boy who loves fishing with his grandfather. Common Core: ELA - RL5.6, RL4.6