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

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  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting brief biography and great testing practice!
  • Six short reading comprehensions about the snake diet, snakeskin, poisonous snakes, and more.
  • 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 fact-filled reading comprehension about spiders.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about the U.S. constitution. Constitution Day is September 17th.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring a brief written response. One of a primary series on modes of transportation.
  • Simple reading comprehensions on light waves and on how they differ from sound waves, with an experiment to help aid understanding.
  • A simple reading comprehension presents and reviews the rules of appliance safety.
  • Brief, informative piece about horses, followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • A one page biography of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, with multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • 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 two page explanation of the scientific method with multiple choice and short answer questions. abcteach The Scientific Method Vocabulary Set may be used with this reading comprehension.
  • A one page biography of U.S. women's soccer player, Mia Hamm with multiple choice and short answer questions, plus a writing prompt.
  • 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.
  • One page numbered text explains how a tornado forms, part of abcteach's primary investigative series, "How, What, Why?" Includes three questions and both a primary and an elementary level spelling list.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about boa constrictors, including information on habitat and eating habits.
  • "Fish are animals that live in water and breathe using gills." A factual reading comprehension.
  • 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!
  • "Our solar system has eight planets."
  • A fact-filled introduction to the 16th president
  • Very simple biography of the famous ballplayer.
  • 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 factual reading comprehension on the historical mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension selection about the Declaration of Independence is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
  • A reading comprehension explaining simply what the color spectrum is and how it works.
  • Three reading comprehensions (Your Respiratory System, Diseases of the Respiratory System, Take Care of your Respiratory System) clearly and simply explain how the respiratory system works and how to keep it working.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World War II - Consequences (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World War II - Consequences (elem/upper elem)'. A three page text describing the world wide political, social, economic, and technological changes resulting from World War II. This final unit in a three part series on the history of WWII, includes a set of multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • A 1 page reading comprehension selection, "Johnny Appleseed" is biographical. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • 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.
  • 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!

  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about pumpkins.
  • Two fact-filled and easy-to-understand reading comprehensions, explaining and defining light. Our light units are available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and concepts.
  • This one page reading comprehension on the Pacific Ocean is part of the Oceans of the World series. Includes a labeled b/w world map; multiple choice, short answer and map skill questions; and answer key.
  • 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 comprehension about Friday night football. On the same page, three multipe choice questions are included with a football to color.
  • 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 '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.
  • This is a three page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for second grade informational text; Key ideas and Details. The emphasis is on key details and questioning. Students are to ask who, what, where, when why and how questions. Students are also asked to link important steps, events or ideas from the text and to compare/contrast them. Common Core: ELA: RI.2.1-3