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Reading Comprehension Holidays Seasonal Printable Worksheets for Grades 2, 3 and 4

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  • A nine page study of the ancient Persian New Year, Nowruz, which falls on the Vernal Equinox. A four page description of the history and traditions of the celebration is followed by multiple choice and short answer question sets, as well as a 27 word glossary.
  • Use this 'Book: Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine (elementary)'. "It's a mushy gushy mystery when Junie B. Jones gets a big, mushy card from a secret admirer!" This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development (with none of Junie B.'s notorious grammar).
  • A list of hazards and safety rules to remember when visiting the beach, followed by a set of multiple choice and a set of short response questions.
  • Use this 'Book: Arthur's Valentine (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Arthur's Valentine (primary/elem)'. This unit helps students with vocabulary and reading comprehension skills to go with this seasonal installment of Marc Brown's popular Arthur series.
  • Jack is not sure that the Niagara Falls could be very interesting until he gets there with his family. His sister is full of facts about the Falls, but Jack has his own idea about the best way to "go over the Falls." Includes multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Information about the Kentucky Derby horse race with comprehension questions.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary: Glossary of Composting Terms (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary: Glossary of Composting Terms (elem)'. A page of 16 terms related to composting with definitions. Teacher's note included.
  • This Early Reader: Composting is Fun (color) (primary) clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Early Reader: Composting is Fun (color) (primary) clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • Father's Day is the third Sunday in June. This timely unit combines a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a reading comprehension on the history of Father's Day.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Australia Day (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Australia Day (elem)'. A two page text on the history and cultural activities celebrated during Australia's annual Australia Day, January 26. Includes a set of multiple choice and a set of short answer questions.
  • A Halloween-themed reading comprehension about a little girl's first Halloween...and a scary surprise!
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about scarecrows.
  • This Early Reader: Composting is Fun (b/w) (primary) clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Early Reader: Composting is Fun (b/w) (primary) clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • "Chelsea and Andrew knew Mother's Day was coming soon." A reading comprehension about a special Mother's Day gift.

  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas with Baby Bear (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas with Baby Bear (primary)'. Updated: This cute, short holiday story includes vocabulary activities, multiple choice, short answer, writing and drawing activities. Pages can be used individually or even together to make a book.
  • 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.
  • Children can learn this "rap" song as it's written or can substitute their own words about items that can be reduced, reused, or recycled.
  • Sort text for early readers on Chinese New Year with reference to 2012, the Year of the Dragon, and a dragon illustration to color.
  • 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.
  • A very simple reading comprehension about scarecrows.
  • "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.
  • A reading comprehension text for early readers about President's Day with three questions, all on one page.
  • Updated: Factual reading comprehension briefly explains the system of leap year. Includes a word search with vocabulary from the story.

  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas- I Am a Reindeer (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas- I Am a Reindeer (primary)'. "I am a reindeer." Fictional story about a flying reindeer who helps Santa, followed by easy multiple choice questions.
  • A factual reading comprehension about this November holiday.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas - Very Busy Elves (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas - Very Busy Elves (primary)'. "We are elves. We help Santa."
  • Updated: This narrative gives students direction in planning and creating a box for their class Valentines. Includes comprehension questions and a planning activity. Students can then create the box of their own design.

  • Use this 'Fiction: Christmas - I Am a Pretty Tree (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Christmas - I Am a Pretty Tree (primary)'. Updated: This is a short, fiction narrative about a Christmas tree. Includes text, short answer questions and a drawing/writing activity. 
  • This biography of the first person to photograph single snow crystals works well in conjunction with science lessons or as a "stand alone" reading comprehension. *Bentley's photographs are in the public domain and can be found in many places for free.
  • 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.
  • A very short reading comprehension about this holiday.
  • Updated: Read the recipe and answer the comprehension questions.

  • This great unit features a fact-filled reading comprehension, a crossword puzzle, a word search, a line graph, a pie graph, Cinco de Mayo-themed word problems, and more!
  • This reading comprehension concerns information about when school starts in several different countries.

  • 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 very simple introduction to Earth Day.
  • Biography of the legendary explorer, with comprehension questions.
  • 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.

  • A fact-filled introduction to the 16th president
  • A brief biography with reading comprehension questions.

  • A one page reading comprehension selection introducing and explaining the terms "reduce" "reuse" and "recycle" and their importance to Earth. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 3 vocabulary matching questions, and 4 questions requiring short written responses.