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

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  • This reading comprehension concerns information about when school starts in several different countries.

  • A one page explanation of where we find science and an introduction to the abcteach series that looks at where we find science through sets of experiments. Includes vocabulary list and comprehension questions.
  • A 1 page selection about the Grand Canyon, followed by 5 multiple choice comprehension questions and 4 questions requiring brief written responses.
  • Students read the factual information about the Taj Mahal and answer the multiple choice questions. They then present ideas about the creation of a similar landmark for their town.
  • A three page text on the cultural and historical site, the Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, with four photos, a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions and an answer sheet.
  • Students read the factual information about Wat Phra Kaew and answer the multiple choice questions. They then present ideas about the creation of a similar landmark for their town.
  • A two page text describing the causes of WWI with multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • A two page text on how the countries participating in World War I became involved. Includes a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions.
  • A two page reading comprehension text on the topic of the cost of World War I. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • The abcteach comprehensions for U.S. symbols (the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the Flag, and the Great Seal), including thoughtful writing prompts, are gathered into one easy download.
  • Simple reading comprehensions on light waves and on how they differ from sound waves, with an experiment to help aid understanding.
  • Reading comprehensions explain sunlight, lightning, light bulbs, electroluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and bioluminescence, An informative unit for lower grades.
  • Four fact-filled reading comprehensions about plants: how they grow, the parts of a plant, the need for water, the need for sunlight. Includes a short review quiz.
  • Reading comprehensions on Saudi Arabia's geography, culture, and animals.
  • In this creative unit, Katie gets a postcard from a pen pal in nearly every South American country. Each postcard contains a few facts about the country. This unit can be used in a variety of fun ways to introduce South America. Review questions include map labeling, comprehension questions, creative writing, and more.
  • Reading comprehension for the Hindu holiday Diwali, Festival of Lights. Suited for elementary. Compare and Contrast chart included. Common Core: ELA RI.39, ELA RI2.9

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A one paragraph easy reading comprehension about Friday night football. On the same page, three multipe choice questions are included with a football to color.
  • An easy fiction paragraph on a student's school, which includes on the same page a school house to color and five questions.
  • A one paragraph easy reading text on the topic of riding the bus with 5 questions and a school bus to color.
  • Terrance is frightened. A hurricane is headed directly towards him! Students can learn about this weather phenomenon along with Terrance in this fact-filled story, and then review their knowledge with comprehension questions.
  • The twins find that they have more than a love of animals and photography to share after a trip to South Africa. Includes information on the endangered African mammals, the Elephants and the Cheetah.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Gingerbread People (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Gingerbread People (elem/upper elem)'. Practice reading and understanding a recipe.
  • Use this 'Biography: Gutenberg (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Biography: Gutenberg (upper elementary)'. This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting brief biography and great testing practice!
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Heart Health (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Heart Health (elem)'. A one page discussion of ways to keep hearts healthy, with multiple choice and short answer questions, plus a crossword puzzle and a word search.
  • Use this 'Biography: LeBron James (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Biography: LeBron James (elem)'. A two page biography of U.S. Olympic and NBA athlete LeBron James. Includes a set of multiple choice and a set of short answer questions.
  • A reading comprehension and worksheet on how the way the words look in a book is a kind of art.
  • This poster describes 4 steps to follow to stop cyberbullying. Includes both color and B&W

  • This short fiction story is about how Jimmy, a fifth grader, is cyberbullies and what happens. Comprehension questions ask students to think about the story and the topic. A good discussion starter!

  • Recipe for Tabouleh Salad, with short answer questions and primary writing lines. Use with abcteach.com Healthy Chefs' recipe review form.
  • Read the story about Samantha and answer the questions that follow. This story is about online bullying and the effects they have on everyone. What would you do?

  • Use this 'Comprehension: Southern Ocean (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Southern Ocean (elem)'. A two page reading comprehension regarding the formation of the Southern Ocean, part of abcteach's series on world oceans. Unit includes a set of short answer and a set of multiple choice questions, plus a spelling list, crossword puzzle, word search and word unscramble.
  • Use this 'Biography: Stephen Hawking (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Biography: Stephen Hawking (elem/upper elem)'. A two page biography of internationally respected physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, with multiple choice and short answer question sets.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: The Toucan (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: The Toucan (elementary)'. This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. Toucan facts and great testing practice!
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An informative reading comprehension and great testing practice!
  • A set of vocabulary building tools and activities of words related to the Scientific Method. Includes word list, spelling practice or definition worksheet, word search in the shape of a microscope and a word unscramble.
  • A set of three activities created with abctools from vocabulary related to the reading comprehension text, Sybil Ludington. Includes word search, crossword puzzle and word unscramble activity.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World Capital - London (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World Capital - London (elem)'. A two page text of an overview of modern London and its history, plus a spotlight of the city's unique transportation system. Includes a set of multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Use this 'Color and Read: World Landmark - Big Ben (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Read: World Landmark - Big Ben (primary/elem)'. An easy one page article about this historic landmark includes an illustration for coloring and is followed by 3 questions that require brief written responses.