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

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  • This choice board activity aligns with Literature Key Ideas and Details of the CCSS for 4th grade. Templates included for various 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Radiant Child (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Radiant Child (elem)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Javaka's Steptoe's 2017 Caldecott winner about a boy's dream of becoming a famous artist. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • 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.
  • Read the "island adventure" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; then create your own "island adventure".
  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 'Guided Reading: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend (prim/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend (prim/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Dan Santat's 2015 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Locomotive (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Locomotive (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Brian Floca's 2014 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Fiction: Ana's Great Day (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fiction: Ana's Great Day (elem/upper elem)'. "It was a Tuesday morning in April." A realistic fiction story about a good day at school.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • "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.

  • This storyboard allows students to retell a story with drawings and a short written or dictated description. Excellent practice for sequencing events in a story.