You are an abcteach Member, but you are logged in to the Free Site. To access all member features, log into the Member Site.

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

FILTER THIS CATEGORY:   What's This?
= Member Site Document
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • "Brent and Bree live just outside of Chicago." A short story and a writing prompt.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"I Love Running" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short 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.
  • Fourth grader Ana enjoys reading so much that she won the reading award at her school.
  • Weekends with this child's grandparents are a delight, thanks to Grandpa's stories, which are a treasure the whole family shares.
  • Billy Bullfrog lives in Grandpa's pond. Learn more with a fictional, fact-based reading comprehension, featuring a word search, crossword puzzle, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • 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 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.
  • "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.
  • 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 '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.
  • "Phil the ground hog had been sleeping in his snug underground burrow since November." A fictional reading comprehension for Groundhog Day.
  • 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.
  • "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

  • A reading comprehension about the beauty of fall leaves. Includes a worksheet for students to identify five basic leaves.
  • 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.
  • "Late one evening, Megan was playing baseball in her yard." Fictional story about an encounter with a bat; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 9 spelling.
  • 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.
  • A short story follow the things Brian and Tina learn about heart health on their visit to the doctor. Includes short response questions and a multiple choice question sets, along with a writing prompt to help children plan healthy practices for their family.
  • 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.

  • Use this 'Fiction: A Sweet Adventure (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: A Sweet Adventure (upper elem/ middle)'. 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.
  • 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 modern fable of a turtle who remembered his mother's advice is sure to inspire reflection -and even guide students with their own fables.Common Core: RL.3.2

  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • This 6 page story map requires descriptions and explanations of basic story elements as well as in depth look at characters and theme.

  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), 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. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • Use this 'Fiction: A Rainy Day (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: A Rainy Day (primary)'. A short reading comprehension about a rainy fall day, followed by a "color and write" on the same theme.
  • 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.