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

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  • “There was a blinding white flash and Martin Gonzales was knocked to the ground.” A boy travels back in time to learn about Aztec life in this vocabulary-packed story, reviewed by math, vocabulary, short answer, and writing worksheets.
  • “Emily had been engrossed by Incan history for as long as she could remember.” A girl travels back in time to learn about Inca life in this vocabulary-packed story, reviewed by math, vocabulary, short answer, and writing worksheets.
  • Jacob's mother didn't understand how he would become a biologist when he spent so much time on the Internet.
  • Bob and Maggie like to hunt for mushrooms on hikes in the forest, but it takes special weather to grow the right kind of mushrooms. Multiple choice, short response and essay questions.
  • Grant becomes a butterfly collector and a photographer over the summer, but he dreads returning to school where he is known as Grant the Ant. Wordsearch of dolch words.
  • Amy and Arnie bring their summer science project on the family vacation. Dad threatens to exterminate their 500 cockroaches if one gets loose in the family RV. Vocabulary list.
  • A two page short informative fiction on the pros and cons of mobile phones as seen through the eyes of Carmen; with multiple choice, short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Jim learn about the effect of habitat change on a trip to the zoo with his Dad, where he see an Iberian Lynx and a Bavarian Pine Vole. Includes multiple choice questions, short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • A hard crossword puzzle and bridge shaped word search based on words found in the short fiction text, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"
  • Jim's favorite tree has even more cherries than it did the previous year, and he and his brother have some ideas of what to do with the big crop. Includes multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
  • Tara and her dad use unique strategies to battle swooping slugs in a war to save their lettuce. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • A crossword puzzle using English clues for Italian words used in the Sharon Creech novel, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup.
  • Mike's fat fishing worms mysteriously disappear from his new bait holder. Readers are invited to write their own ending to solve the mystery as a writing prompt. Also includes a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions.
  • Use this 'Book: Jigsaw Jones; The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Jigsaw Jones; The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (elem)'. A five page writing focused book unit for the Jigsaw Jones Mystery, The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster, by James Preller. Also, contains true/false and multiple choice questions and a story map exercise. See also abcteach tools for this story.
  • Jacob and his twin sister learn about the importance of family health history. Includes a set of short response and a set of multiple choice questions, plus a writing prompt that will help student make a plan for heart health in their family.
  • A two page guide to water safety, with multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions.
  • This storyboard allows students to retell the major events in a story with drawings and a short written description. Excellent practice for determing importance in a story.

  • Use this 'Book: Finding Winnie' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Finding Winnie'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Lindsay Mattick's 2016 Caldecott winner about the world's most famous bear. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Radiant Child' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: Radiant Child'. Enhances vocabulary for Javaka Steptoe's 2017 Caldecott winner about a boy's dream of becoming a famous artist. Includes ABC Sort, Missing Letter, Word Scramble, Crossword and Word Search.
  • This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting piece of realistic fiction and great testing practice!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “It was Linda's birthday.” Fictional story about a birthday joke; this reading comprehension works alone or with Level 2, unit 14 spelling.
  • "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.
  • 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!
  • Use this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 15 - reading work (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling Level 2, unit 15 - reading work (elementary)'. "Jacob's New Home" A reading comprehension and extended vocabulary work to go with the spelling unit on abcteach.
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • Gloria visits the particle accelerator with her Dad and learns about holiday celebrations around the world. Reading comp,short answer questions.
  • Will the eerie moan ruin the groups summer camping trip to the forest? Multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions.
  • Tyler and Hannah are overwhelmed by the number of search results they get for the word Internet, when trying to research for an assignment. Mother helps them start the paper by explaining some of the changes the Internet has brought.
  • Pam hopes to compost her way to a new mountain bike. When Gran ends up in the hospital, Pam wonders if she will be able to create good quality compost with out her grandmother's experience and help. Includes multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions and a long essay prompt.
  • Lukas is bored visiting his relatives for the summer in Greece until he begins to learn about the sea cave and the endangered creature that lives there.
  • Use this 'Book: Frindle Differentiated Activities (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Frindle Differentiated Activities (upper elem)'. A 10 page set of differentiated activities related to the Clement's book, Frindle. Includes a list of 8 choices of activities with rubric score form and rubrics tally sheet, plus word searches and word unscrambles with answer keys.
  • Jasper and his family take a summer vacation to NYC, where they will see Jasper's obsession, the Brooklyn Bridge. But will Jasper be so obsessed with something else that he misses the Bridge? Includes multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?; Vocabulary Activity Set (elem/upper elem)'. An easy bridge shaped word search and an easy word unscramble based on words found in the text of the short fiction, "Do You See the Brooklyn Bridge?"