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

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  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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!
  • "Jimís Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

  • 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!
  • 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).