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

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  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This choice board activity aligns with Literature Key Ideas and Details of the CCSS for 5th grade. Students choose 3 activities on a tic-tac-toe board to complete this report. Templates included for various activities.

  • This choice board activity aligns with Literature Key Ideas and Details of the CCSS for 4th grade. Templates included for various activities.

  • "It was a Tuesday morning in April." A realistic fiction story about a good day at school.
  • 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 1 page realistic fiction piece about unpredictable March weather is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 3 questions that require short written responses.
  • "Jimís Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.
  • 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.
  • "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.

  • Read the "island adventure" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; then create your own "island adventure".
  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis and comparisons, cause and effect, theme and book recommedation. Aligns with upper elementary CCSS.

  • 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.

  • 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!
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A girl enjoys decorating the tree with her mother in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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!
  • This fiction book report can be used for students who choose and read books independently. Includes setting, summary, character analysis, questioning, theme, writing activity. Aligns with lower elementary CCSS.