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

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  • Jesse's sister and her friends won't play with him, until he gets a new talent from a talking fish. Comp and short reponse questions
  • Will the eerie moan ruin the groups summer camping trip to the forest? Multiple choice and short answer comprehension 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 9 page book unit includes pre-writing, comprehension questions, cause and effect, timeline, story mapping and vocabulary work for this fun Christmas story by Barbara Robinson.

  • 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 '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 '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!
  • An easy reading comprehension from the point of view of a young boy who loves fishing with his grandfather. Common Core: ELA - RL5.6, RL4.6
  • Read a fictional story about a walk in the rain forest, and then write an imaginative journal entry.
  • "Mrs. Allen loves dogs!" Fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"I Love Running" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "We are having our dance recital tonight."
  • "Dana loves flowers." This realistic fiction story includes a lot of flower facts, including the difference between annuals and perinneals.
  • A girl helps her neighbor make pickles in this realistic fictionr reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Ana's Great Day (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Ana's Great Day (elem/upper elem)'. "It was a Tuesday morning in April." A realistic fiction story about a good day at school.
  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • "Once upon a __, there lived a tooth fairy named Francie."
  • "Aunt Jackie and I like to bake cookies on Saturday." Short reading comprehension.
  • Flying a kite on a windy Saturday is always fun. A good springtime reading comprehension for primary grades.
  • In the winter, the fairies sleep. But in the summer, they come out to dance. Welcome the summer with this playful reading comprehension.
  • Summer fun at an amusement park thrills the boy in this reading comprehension...but terrifies his father!
  • Aloha from Hawaii! Read about this family's fantastic Hawaiian vacation.
  • The tale of a boy who trades a panda for a pepper (??) is available at four different levels. This level includes reading comprehension questions, a word search, and more activities appropriate for elementary readers.
  • Daniel's dog Princess is about to have puppies! Learn more with this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Blaney was a beautiful blue frog...until she started turning purple. A simple and imaginative reading comprehension.
  • "Susie always wanted to be different, because everything about her life was so ordinary". A realistic fiction reading comprehension. Includes a writing prompt.
  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor and a nightingale, with review questions after each paragraph.
  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • This fictional tale of a bumbling detective is available at four levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The elementary level includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and more activities appropriate for elementary readers.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Saving a Baby Bird" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "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.
  • "Frank, the Pest" is a 1 page selection of realistic fiction. 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 5 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.