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

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  • "Emily Watermelonseed" A reading comprehension and extended vocabulary work to go with the spelling unit on abcteach.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • Read a fictional story about a walk in the rain forest, and then write an imaginative journal entry.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting piece of realistic fiction and great testing practice!
  • A girl helps her neighbor make pickles in this realistic fictionr reading comprehension.
  • A girl enjoys decorating the tree with her mother in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • The Princess Easter needs eggs for the Easter party, but someone has stolen the chickens. What will she do? A modern "fairy tale" (and reading comprehension).
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a boy and his great love - baseball.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting brief realistic fiction story about a neighbor's pets...and great testing practice!
  • Marie's trip to Washington, D.C. has her thinking about her favorite orator. A nice tie-in for MLK Day (third Monday in January), this reading comprehension is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • "Raoul Kirschbaum climbed from the smoking wreckage of the time machine." A fictional story about meeting a real president with real dental problems, followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Rikki loves her pets, and she wants another one: a parrot. Will she get one? Find out with this realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • A friend takes a Valentine to Shelby in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.