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

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  • A fictional reading comprehension about a girl's first football game. Go Gators!
  • 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.
  • "I love running down the field with a ball in my hands." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice questions.
  • A one-page reading comprehension (about reading!) comes with 5 pages of questions to test the skills defined by Bloom's taxonomy: comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • 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.
  • A little girl makes friends with a butterfly in her backyard.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a mother hen hatching her baby chicks. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • "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.
  • "Aunt Jackie and I like to bake cookies on Saturday." Short reading comprehension.
  • 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."
  • Aloha from Hawaii! Read about this family's fantastic Hawaiian vacation.
  • "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.
  • "I love learning about all these things, but I like art class best of all when we make the art ourselves." Realistic fiction with multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction piece,"I Love Running" is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • 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.
  • "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: 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.
  • "The Caterpillar's Adventure" is a 1 page realistic fiction selection about two girls who are entranced as they watch as a caterpillar crosses the road. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require short written responses.
  • Very short reading comprehensions form a background for practicing the vowel dipthongs "ou" and "ow". 10 pages!
  • “It was Linda's birthday.” Fictional story about a birthday joke; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 14 spelling.
  • Billy Bullfrog lives in Grandpa's pond. Learn more with a fictional, fact-based reading comprehension, featuring a word search, crossword puzzle, and more.
  • “Maria goes to a small school in New Mexico.” Fictional story about a girl with a good idea; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 13 spelling.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • "Frank ran down to the beach." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • 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?"
  • A poetry reading comprehension about a broken window.
  • "I wish for sunny skies." This fictional reading comprehension about wishes comes with open ended questions for students to discuss their own wishes.
  • 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.
  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor and a nightingale, with review questions after each paragraph.
  • "Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

  • "My dad, little sister and I saw a big balloon at the picnic." A very short reading comprehension.
  • 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

  • "Dana loves flowers." This realistic fiction story includes a lot of flower facts, including the difference between annuals and perinneals.
  • "My family goes to the lake every summer in July." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.

  • "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.
  • "Once upon a __, there lived a tooth fairy named Francie."
  • This short reading comprehension stresses inference skills.