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

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  • “What are you doing behind my fern, Sophie?” Fictional story about a mermaid; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 6 spelling.
  • 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.
  • “It was Linda's birthday.” Fictional story about a birthday joke; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 14 spelling.
  • "I love the rhythm of the ball bouncing when I dribble." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • Pete goes to work with Dad, a geologist, on the day the volcano erupts. Multiple choice questions.
  • 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.
  • Bill's brother think he will be tall enough this summer to go on Enormo at Arnie's Awesome Water Slide Park. Multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • Jacob takes on the best composting class in the school. Can this third grader beat the sixth graders? A two page short story with multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • This 6 page story map requires descriptions and explanations of basic story elements as well as in depth look at characters and theme.

  • 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.

  • 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 '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 '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 '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 '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 '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.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas Memories (elem/ upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas Memories (elem/ upper elem)'. A girl enjoys decorating the tree with her mother in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Daniel's dog Princess is about to have puppies! Learn more with this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Ashton wins the third grade writing award!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 '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.
  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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 '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."
  • 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.
  • 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 'Fiction: A Perfect Beach Hat (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: A Perfect Beach Hat (primary/elem)'. "Aunt Jane said Kimmie could only go if she had sunscreen and a hat." A realistic fiction story about choosing a perfect beach hat.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem/upper elem)'. An easy bridge shaped word search and an easy word unscramble based on words found in the text of the short fiction, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • Realistic fiction story is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 3 questions requiring brief written responses. Add to the lesson by asking students to write "What happens next?"
  • "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.