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Fictional Reading Comprehension for Grade 4, Grade 5, and Grade 6

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  • A 10 page set of differentiated activities related to the Clement's book, Frindle. Includes a list of 8 choices of activities with rubric score form and rubrics tally sheet, plus word searches and word unscrambles with answer keys.
  • A seven page study unit for Sharon Creech's novel, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, with discussion and activity suggestions, writing prompts, characterization activity, an Italian translation exercise.
  • A crossword puzzle using English clues for Italian words used in the Sharon Creech novel, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup.
  • 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.
  • Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
  • Read a John Henry tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about John Henry with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own John Henry tall tale. A great unit!
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • Gloria visits the particle accelerator with her Dad and learns about holiday celebrations around the world. Reading comp,short answer questions.
  • A child is transported into a candy world, having fun...and getting homesick. This reading comprehension captures student imaginations. The lesson continues with vocabulary development, parts of speech work, and more.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a girl dreaming of the Amazon Rainforest. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Mia has been studying the piano since she was three. Learn more with this reading comprehension about a girl's devotion to her instrument.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"An Evening Skate" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "It was a Tuesday morning in April." A realistic fiction story about a good day at school.
  • 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 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.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting piece of realistic fiction and great testing practice!
  • Big sister Brittany finds a baby bunny in the backyard,and soon the family is taking care of a new pet. A nice springtime reading comprehension.
  • Amy and Arnie bring their summer science project on the family vacation. Dad threatens to exterminate their 500 cockroaches if one gets loose in the family RV. Vocabulary list.
  • 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.
  • Grant becomes a butterfly collector and a photographer over the summer, but he dreads returning to school where he is known as Grant the Ant. Wordsearch of dolch words.
  • A girl enjoys decorating the tree with her mother in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Nothing is more fun than watching your parents do something ridiculous. This reading comprehension opens the door for students to discuss vacations... and embarassing moments.
  • Jasper and his family take a summer vacation to NYC, where they will see Jasper's obsession, the Brooklyn Bridge. But will Jasper be so obsessed with something else that he misses the Bridge? Includes multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • An easy bridge shaped word search and an easy word unscramble based on words found in the text of the short fiction, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • A hard crossword puzzle and bridge shaped word search based on words found in the short fiction text, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a boy and his great love - baseball.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Gwen is disappointed in her summer visit to Granny's. Granny challenges Gwen to use her "tools" and teaches her some lessons about boredom and luck. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions. Writing prompt challenges students to write their own ending to the story using objects and ideas in the plot.
  • "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.
  • Pam hopes to compost her way to a new mountain bike. When Gran ends up in the hospital, Pam wonders if she will be able to create good quality compost with out her grandmother's experience and help. Includes multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions and a long essay prompt.
  • 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.
  • Lukas is bored visiting his relatives for the summer in Greece until he begins to learn about the sea cave and the endangered creature that lives there.
  • Read this fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page. da Vinci's birthday is April 15th.
  • 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.
  • Jacob and his twin sister learn about the importance of family health history. Includes a set of short response and a set of multiple choice questions, plus a writing prompt that will help student make a plan for heart health in their family.
  • "Each child talked about his or her favorite food." A realistic reading comprehension, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • "Jada and Jessie are twins." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.