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

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  • "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.
  • "Jacob's New Home" A reading comprehension and extended vocabulary work to go with the spelling unit on abcteach.
  • Will the eerie moan ruin the groups summer camping trip to the forest? Multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 friend takes a Valentine to Shelby in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"An Evening Skate" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short 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!
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • 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!
  • “Emily had been engrossed by Incan history for as long as she could remember.” A girl travels back in time to learn about Inca life in this vocabulary-packed story, reviewed by math, vocabulary, short answer, and writing worksheets.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting piece of realistic fiction and great testing practice!
  • "The sky overhead was blue, with just a single fluffy cloud shaped like an armadillo." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • “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 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 one-page reading comprehension (about reading!) comes with 5 pages of questions to test the skills defined by Bloom's taxonomy: comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • "Even when they’re vanquishing bad guys, secret agents always have impeccable manners." A fictional story about secret agent training (with real table manners), followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • 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 hard crossword puzzle and bridge shaped word search based on words found in the short fiction text, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A girl helps her neighbor make pickles in this realistic fictionr reading comprehension.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • Sammy wishes he could be an emerald tree boa. This reading comprehension comes with open-ended response questions.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • "Jada and Jessie are twins." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.