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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • 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 a fictional story about a walk in the rain forest, and then write an imaginative journal entry.
  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a summer day spent picking raspberries followed by multiple choice questions.
  • 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!
  • Coach Collins leads his P.E. class in an excellent basketball game. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 girl helps her neighbor make pickles in this realistic fictionr 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.
  • 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.
  • "Jim’s Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.
  • 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 friend takes a Valentine to Shelby in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Gloria visits the particle accelerator with her Dad and learns about holiday celebrations around the world. Reading comp,short answer questions.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nana Nettie plants more tulips in her beautiful garden every year to welcome the spring. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a boy and his great love - baseball.
  • “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.
  • "The sky overhead was blue, with just a single fluffy cloud shaped like an armadillo." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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).
  • "It was a Tuesday morning in April." A realistic fiction story about a good day at school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.