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PreK Early Childhood Fictional Printable Activities

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  • "I want to be a baseball player when I grow up." Short, fictional reading comprehension.
  • Short reading comprehension about a scarecrow.
  • "We have a new house. It is in a different neighborhood in our city." A realistic reading comprehension for beginning readers.
  • "Marion and I can do lots of tricks when we jump!" A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension about three sisters who love to jump rope.
  • "Every night before I go to bed, I look out my window at the night sky." Short realistic fiction.
  • An enthusiastic child gets a tree from grandpa. A great lesson for Arbor Day or any time of year.
  • A little girl plants and waters her sunflower, then watches it grow. A great spring reading comprehension.
  • Little Bear loves to play baseball with his friends and his fantastic coach.
  • "Dad and I bought Mom an ice cream cake!" A short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Tippy the dog builds a dog castle at the beach.
  • An early reader, with missing words and a word search.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Little Tabby (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Little Tabby (primary)'. A reading comprehension, word search, writing prompt (and more) about a much-beloved family pet.
  • "This is Bill. He is on the hill." Simplicity reigns in these 5 short selections, with comprehension questions on each page.
  • Link is a cat with a nose for adventure and a taste for trouble. In this story, Link escapes Bruno the grouchy dog.
  • Use this 'Following Directions: Ollie Owl (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Following Directions: Ollie Owl (primary)'. "Ollie can’t see! Give him a pair of green eyes". This activity, which can be used with the "Ollie the Owl" reading comprehension, works as a cut/color/paste activity or a simple coloring activity, depending on student ability and interest.
  • A realistic fiction story about a sheep who takes an interest in Mother's prize roses. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
  • "His name was Buzz and he ate bees." An easy realistic fiction story for early readers.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"A Hungry Shark" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Put the sentences in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story in order. Then develop imagination and prediction skills by writing a different possible ending.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This 1 page realistic fiction selection is about how "Amy went to the pond with her little brother Mike" and collected some frog eggs to take home and watch the transformation of pollywogs to frogs. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction selection about Alex, "I Want to be a Nurse" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "I Want to be a Police Officer" is 1 page realistic fiction article followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 short written response questions.
  • "I love the rhythm of the ball bouncing when I dribble." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Cat and Dog (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Cat and Dog (primary)'. A one page story about Cat, her dog and her skateboard with multiple choice and short answer questions, dolch word list and crossword puzzle.
  • An early reader book shaped like a mitten and based on the folktale illustrated by Jan Brett, titled, The Mitten. A one book page per sheet of paper format that engages student in cutting and coloring.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Radiant Child' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Radiant Child'. Enhances vocabulary for Javaka Steptoe's 2017 Caldecott winner about a boy's dream of becoming a famous artist. Includes ABC Sort, Missing Letter, Word Scramble, Crossword and Word Search.
  • Use this 'Book: Radiant Child (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Radiant Child (elem)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Javaka's Steptoe's 2017 Caldecott winner about a boy's dream of becoming a famous artist. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: This Is Not My Hat (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: This Is Not My Hat (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • "Frank ran down to the beach." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"I Love Soccer" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses
  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas - Very Busy Elves (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas - Very Busy Elves (primary)'. "We are elves. We help Santa."
  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas- I Am a Reindeer (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas- I Am a Reindeer (primary)'. "I am a reindeer." Fictional story about a flying reindeer who helps Santa, followed by easy multiple choice questions.
  • Tom has lost his green shoes. What will he wear to the St. Patrick's Day party?
  • Mom takes the kids to the zoo for a great day. A nice story with skill-building "sequencing" questions.
  • Funny Cleo is a funny clown! Practice primary reading and vocabulary with a word search, reading comprehension, and more.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Ollie Owl (primary/ elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Ollie Owl (primary/ elementary)'. "Whoo-oo will be my best friend?” A cute reading comprehension for elementary students, or a story to read to primary students.
  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor and a nightingale, with review questions after each paragraph.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "Moths and Bats" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Spiders are Good Luck" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.