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

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  • "Chip and Cindy are cardinals." A fictional reading comprehension about the birds in a child's yard.
  • A little girl makes friends with a butterfly in her backyard.
  • Little sister Evie turns four today. A pink-themed party is planned to mark the special day.
  • In the winter, the fairies sleep. But in the summer, they come out to dance. Welcome the summer with this playful reading comprehension.
  • Very short reading comprehensions form a background for practicing the vowel dipthongs "ou" and "ow". 10 pages!
  • 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

  • Tracy photographs a volcanic eruption, when mountain climbing with her parents. Multiple choice, short response questions.
  • Emma's family takes a road trip in the summer. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, highlighted dolch words list 2, and word search puzzle.
  • Eight pages of activities based on the Ukranian folktale, The Mitten. Includes completion questions, true/false, writing and drawing prompts, and short answer questions, story mapping, a crossword and a word search puzzle.
  • Mike's fat fishing worms mysteriously disappear from his new bait holder. Readers are invited to write their own ending to solve the mystery as a writing prompt. Also includes a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis and comparisons, cause and effect, theme and book recommedation. Aligns with upper elementary CCSS.

  • 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
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"I Love Running" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Tamara's summer vacation had been either rained out or boring until she went camping with her father. Multiple choice, short answer questions, word search.
  • 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.
  • A realistic fiction story about an apple tree makes a nice Arbor Day or autumn tie-in. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and four questions that require brief written responses.
  • 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 love the balance beam and the parallel bars." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • A short story follow the things Brian and Tina learn about heart health on their visit to the doctor. Includes short response questions and a multiple choice question sets, along with a writing prompt to help children plan healthy practices for their family.
  • This storyboard allows students to retell the major events in a story with drawings and a short written description. Excellent practice for determing importance in a story.

  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis, questioning, theme, writing activity. Aligns with lower elementary CCSS.

  • "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

  • 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

  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • This 6 page story map requires descriptions and explanations of basic story elements as well as in depth look at characters and theme.

  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.