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

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  • "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.

  • "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.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer 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.
  • "Jim’s Favorite Store" realistic fiction (1 page) followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 short written response questions.
  • A realistic fiction story about a woman working in her hot summer garden. This reading comprehension features thoughtful short answer questions.

  • Emily and her father run into a dangerous but helpful fish in the lake.
  • 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.
  • 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 the "island adventure" advertisement and answer the comprehension questions; then create your own "island adventure".
  • "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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Story about a boy who loves to draw, and short essay-style comprehension questions.
  • 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 1 page realistic fiction piece about unpredictable March weather is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 3 questions that require short written responses.
  • "Jada and Jessie are twins." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • 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.
  • "The children ran around the park playing hide-and-seek." 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.