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Reading Comprehension Fiction Printable Worksheets for Grades 2, 3 and 4

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  • A girl and her mother decide on the perfect Father's Day gift: a portrait.
  • Two best friends share their love of the color purple... but can they share the last purple lollipop? A reading comprehension and good discussion springboard.
  • Summer fun at an amusement park thrills the boy in this reading comprehension...but terrifies his father!
  • "Jessica pulled the covers up over her head and tried to get back to sleep." A realistic fiction reading comprehension about a spelling bee, with a "do your best!" moral.
  • Amelia is bored, bored, bored... until she has the great idea of a tea party for her toys.
  • Pete goes to work with Dad, a geologist, on the day the volcano erupts. Multiple choice questions.
  • Kathryn is happy because today is Tuesday and she has a spelling test.
  • "Phil the ground hog had been sleeping in his snug underground burrow since November." A fictional reading comprehension for Groundhog Day.
  • "School was out for summer." Fictional story about a boy whose Hopi grandmother helps him to discover a hidden talent; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 12 spelling.
  • "I wish for sunny skies." This fictional reading comprehension about wishes comes with open ended questions for students to discuss their own wishes.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Finding Winnie (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Finding Winnie (elem)'. Vocabulary puzzles that correlate with the book, Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick. 2016 Caldecott winner about the world's most famous bear. Includes ABC Sort, Missing Letter, Word Scramble, Crossword Puzzle, and Word Search.
  • Use this 'Book: Finding Winnie' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Finding Winnie'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Lindsay Mattick's 2016 Caldecott winner about the world's most famous bear. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'Book: Fox at School (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Fox at School (primary/elem)'. A set of exercises for the book, Fox at School, by Edward Marshall, with matching, word unscramble, cut and paste, writing exercises and a word search and crossword puzzle.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Going Over Niagara Falls with Jack; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Going Over Niagara Falls with Jack; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem)'. An easy word search and word unscramble using words found in the text of the short fiction "Going Over Niagara Falls with Jack."
  • Use this 'Fiction: Gone Camping (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Gone Camping (primary)'. Tamara's summer vacation had been either rained out or boring until she went camping with her father. Multiple choice, short answer questions, word search.
  • Use this 'Book: Jigsaw Jones; The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Jigsaw Jones; The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (elem)'. A five page writing focused book unit for the Jigsaw Jones Mystery, The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster, by James Preller. Also, contains true/false and multiple choice questions and a story map exercise. See also abcteach tools for this story.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Kate's Birthday (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Kate's Birthday (elementary)'. This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting story and great testing practice!
  • A simple version of this Scottish legend, with spaces for students to illustrate the story themselves.
  • This Multiplication Makes Me Sick! (elem) Fiction is perfect to practice multiplication skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Multiplication Makes Me Sick! (elem) Fiction. Jacob loves school, but he hates multiplication. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • A mini-unit about the Australian wind that brings the spring. Includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and promts for writing your own myth about the coming of spring.
  • Very short reading comprehensions form a background for practicing the vowel dipthongs "ou" and "ow". 10 pages!
  • A poetry reading comprehension about a broken window.
  • 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 '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.
  • "Which two Beechams do a chore on Tuesday and Saturday?" Read the chart and answer the questions about the Beecham family chores.
  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis, questioning, theme, writing activity. Aligns with lower elementary CCSS.

  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis and comparisons, cause and effect, theme and book recommedation. Aligns with upper elementary CCSS.

  • This storyboard allows students to retell a story with drawings and a short written or dictated description. Excellent practice for sequencing events in a story.

  • This storyboard allows students to retell the major events in a story with drawings and a short written description. Excellent practice for determing importance in a story.

  • Use this 'Shapebook: Speedy Delivery Truck (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Shapebook: Speedy Delivery Truck (elementary)'. Poem about a speedy delivery truck ("Some trucks go vroom!") in a delivery truck-shaped shapebook. Easy reader for kids that love trucks.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Summer Road Trip (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Summer Road Trip (primary)'. Emma's family takes a road trip in the summer. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, highlighted dolch words list 2, and word search puzzle.
  • Use this 'Book: The Mitten (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Mitten (primary/elem)'. Eight pages of activities based on the Ukranian folktale, The Mitten. Includes completion questions, true/false, writing and drawing prompts, and short answer questions, story mapping, a crossword and a word search puzzle.
  • Use this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Chris Van Allsburg's book about an amazing sailing adventure. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge it by its first sentence. With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of predictions, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. An activity puzzle pack that correlates to the book, The Wreck of the Zephyr. Includes ABC Sort, Crossword Puzzle, Missing Letters, Word Unscramble, and Word Search.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Chris Van Allsburg's 1983 book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Friendship Worksheet' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Friendship Worksheet'. Questions about friendship for extended writing or discussion after reading E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan."
  • Use this 'Fiction: Watch out for Coral Snakes (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Watch out for Coral Snakes (primary/elem)'. Alexis's family is going to Hawaii and she is terrified of coral snakes. Multiple choice and short response questions; highlighted dolch words level 1; crossword created with abcteach tools.