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

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  • "I think that Aunt Kathleen was really lonely after Aunt Heidi left." A realistic fiction story with comprehension questions.
  • "Every morning at 8:30 a.m., my school says the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • 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.
  • A simple version of this Scottish legend, with spaces for students to illustrate the story themselves.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension text, "The Big Snake" is realistic fiction. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a girl dealing with her fear of public speaking. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension selection works alone or with Level 2, Unit 3 spelling.
  • "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.
  • "I love the rhythm of the ball bouncing when I dribble." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • 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.
  • "Why does he get to do so much more than I do?" A realistic fiction story with open ended questions to help students discuss emotions.
  • "Dana loves flowers." This realistic fiction story includes a lot of flower facts, including the difference between annuals and perinneals.
  • "Aunt Jackie and I like to bake cookies on Saturday." Short reading comprehension.
  • Aloha from Hawaii! Read about this family's fantastic Hawaiian vacation.
  • "I remember last year when the new kid came to class..." A realistic fiction reading comprehension about helping a new student on his first day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ted is looking forward to visiting his grandparents for spring break when he gets sick. Will his plans be ruined?
  • 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?"
  • "We have a new house. It is in a different neighborhood in our city." A realistic reading comprehension for beginning readers.
  • "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.
  • A poetry reading comprehension about a broken window.
  • 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 '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.
  • "I like to play in the snow."
  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor and a nightingale, with review questions after each paragraph.
  • 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.
  • "Once upon a __, there lived a tooth fairy named Francie."
  • 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.
  • A 1 page science fiction story about a boy's science project that saves the world. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, Unit 2 spelling.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • Bobby Bear spends the weekend after Thanksgiving Christmas shopping with his grandparents. This Christmas-themed mini-unit features a reading comprehension, crossword puzzle, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very short reading comprehensions form a background for practicing the vowel dipthongs "ou" and "ow". 10 pages!
  • A little girl makes friends with a butterfly in her backyard.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.