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

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  • Pookie the puppy moves to a new home in this fictional 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.
  • Bobby Bear's field trip to a farm leads him to an unusual friend. This holiday-themed lesson includes a reading comprehension, a crossword puzzle, and a word search.
  • "Scooter was a very nice dog." A fictional reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Charlie loves Easter! You'll see why- with this reading comprehension, word search, crossword puzzle, and writing activity.
  • "Jim’s Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.
  • 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.
  • "We have a new house. It is in a different neighborhood in our city." A realistic reading comprehension for beginning readers.
  • Jeffrey is very excited to start third grade. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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: 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!
  • "Our art class is having a contest." A short reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Bunny takes her children to the mall to buy new clothes. Will they behave? A fun elementary 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.
  • "Everyone always called it that." Fictional story about a boy overcoming his fear; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 8 spelling.
  • “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.
  • "Our fourth-grade class is learning about Mexico this month." A realistic fictional reading comprehension for multicultural studies, and a great tie-in for Cinco de Mayo.
  • "Today is the first day of school." A very short realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Ashton wins the third grade writing award!
  • 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: 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.
  • This Multiplication Makes Me Sick! (elem) Fiction is perfect to practice multiplication skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Multiplication Makes Me Sick! (elem) Fiction. Jacob loves school, but he hates multiplication. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Story about a boy who loves to draw, and short essay-style comprehension questions.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • "Jada and Jessie are twins." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • "Phil the ground hog had been sleeping in his snug underground burrow since November." A fictional reading comprehension for Groundhog Day.
  • 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 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

  • "The children ran around the park playing hide-and-seek." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Lucky Leprechaun wants to go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. But first, he has to get his chores done. Will he make it?
  • A one page realistic fiction selection is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 3 questions that require brief written responses.

  • 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.