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

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  • Use this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 16 - reading work (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 16 - reading work (elementary)'. "Nina's Dream" A reading comprehension and extended vocabulary work to go with the spelling unit on abcteach.
  • Use this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 17 - reading work (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 17 - reading work (elementary)'. "Emily Watermelonseed" A reading comprehension and extended vocabulary work to go with the spelling unit on abcteach.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a girl dreaming of the Amazon Rainforest. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.
  • 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.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • Read this fictional story about a rotten smell, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page. This story is great for after Easter!
  • Read this fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page. da Vinci's birthday is April 15th.
  • "Each child talked about his or her favorite food." A realistic reading comprehension, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • "Even when they’re vanquishing bad guys, secret agents always have impeccable manners." A fictional story about secret agent training (with real table manners), followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • "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.

  • "Raoul Kirschbaum climbed from the smoking wreckage of the time machine." A fictional story about meeting a real president with real dental problems, followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • “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.
  • “It was Linda's birthday.” Fictional story about a birthday joke; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 14 spelling.
  • Marie's trip to Washington, D.C. has her thinking about her favorite orator. A nice tie-in for MLK Day (third Monday in January), this reading comprehension is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • 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.
  • A one page realistic fiction selection about a girl for whom a foreign language comes in handy; this reading comprehension activity is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses. It works alone or with Level 2, Unit 11 spelling.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • “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.
  • "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.
  • "Frank, the Pest" is a 1 page selection of realistic fiction. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension piece works alone or with Level 2, Unit 5 spelling.
  • "Heather Hates Camping" is a 1 page fictional story about a girl who decides that she likes camping after all. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension piece works alone or with Level 2, Unit 4 spelling.
  • A 1 page realistic fiction story about a girl dealing with her fear of public speaking. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses. This reading comprehension selection works alone or with Level 2, Unit 3 spelling.
  • 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.
  • "Mike had a bad day at school." Fictional story about an alien encounter; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 1 spelling.
  • Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
  • Read a John Henry tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about John Henry with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own John Henry tall tale. A great unit!
  • A funny fiction tale of a knobby-kneed knight, followed by comprehension questions.
  • Read the "island adventure" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; then create your own "island adventure".
  • 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 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.
  • Nothing is more fun than watching your parents do something ridiculous. This reading comprehension opens the door for students to discuss vacations... and embarassing moments.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • Look out! There's a wild photographer on the prowl! This realistic fiction reading comprehension takes a humorous look at a father's hobby.
  • Mia has been studying the piano since she was three. Learn more with this reading comprehension about a girl's devotion to her instrument.
  • All Roger wants for his birthday is a computer. Will he get one? or...has his family forgotten his birthday?? A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • Big sister Brittany finds a baby bunny in the backyard,and soon the family is taking care of a new pet. A nice springtime reading comprehension.
  • The Princess Easter needs eggs for the Easter party, but someone has stolen the chickens. What will she do? A modern "fairy tale" (and reading comprehension).
  • Coach Collins leads his P.E. class in an excellent basketball game. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • With the help of her big brother and the support of her parents, a sixth grader tries out for the school softball team in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.