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

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  • "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 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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • Read this fictional story about a rotten smell, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page. This story is great for after Easter!
  • Bob and Maggie like to hunt for mushrooms on hikes in the forest, but it takes special weather to grow the right kind of mushrooms. Multiple choice, short response and essay questions.
  • 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.
  • Tyler and Hannah are overwhelmed by the number of search results they get for the word Internet, when trying to research for an assignment. Mother helps them start the paper by explaining some of the changes the Internet has brought.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tara and her dad use unique strategies to battle swooping slugs in a war to save their lettuce. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • A crossword puzzle using English clues for Italian words used in the Sharon Creech novel, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • “There was a blinding white flash and Martin Gonzales was knocked to the ground.” A boy travels back in time to learn about Aztec life in this vocabulary-packed story, reviewed by math, vocabulary, short answer, and writing worksheets.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • Will the eerie moan ruin the groups summer camping trip to the forest? Multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • A hard crossword puzzle and bridge shaped word search based on words found in the short fiction text, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • "The sky overhead was blue, with just a single fluffy cloud shaped like an armadillo." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • 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?"
  • "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.
  • Sammy wishes he could be an emerald tree boa. This reading comprehension comes with open-ended response questions.
  • Mia has been studying the piano since she was three. Learn more with this reading comprehension about a girl's devotion to her instrument.
  • "Jim’s Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.