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Reading Comprehension Fictional Printable Worksheets for Grades K, 1 and 2

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  • "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.
  • Nana Nettie plants more tulips in her beautiful garden every year to welcome the spring. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • "The sky overhead was blue, with just a single fluffy cloud shaped like an armadillo." Realistic fiction followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • A realistic fiction story about a woman working in her hot summer garden. This reading comprehension features thoughtful short answer questions.

  • Daniel's dog Princess is about to have puppies! Learn more with 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 realistic fiction reading comprehension about a summer day spent picking raspberries followed by multiple choice questions.
  • 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.
  • Rikki loves her pets, and she wants another one: a parrot. Will she get one? Find out with this realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer questions.
  • This fictional tale of a bumbling detective is available at four levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes challenging reading comprehension questions, and more activities appropriate for pre-teen readers.
  • Jacob's mother didn't understand how he would become a biologist when he spent so much time on the Internet.
  • "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.

  • A realistic fiction reading comprehension of a girl's visit to her ancestral home in Sicily.
  • "Susie always wanted to be different, because everything about her life was so ordinary". A realistic fiction reading comprehension. Includes a writing prompt.
  • Summer has arrived, and with it, mouth-watering watermelons. Mmmm! A realistic fiction reading comprehension, with short answer 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.
  • 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.
  • Hannah and Nick dread the annual summer road trip, but this year their parents have a surprise for them. Multiple choice, short answer, essay question, vocabulary word list (abcteach.com list 4 level 2).
  • Fictional story about Chinese New Year, followed by multiple choice comprehension, short answer, and essay questions.
  • Read this fictional story about a mysterious sound, and then use inference skills to answer the questions on the next page.
  • "Matthew and Jessica were the leaders of Washington Middle School's Mardi Gras float committee." Students trying to decide on a Mardi Gras parade float learn a little about how Mardi Gras is observed in other parts of the world. This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • This realistic fiction story about a math competition is good reading comprehension practice.
  • Look out! There's a wild photographer on the prowl! This realistic fiction reading comprehension takes a humorous look at a father's hobby.
  • A short story about a difficult summer job. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all nouns). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
  • A historical fiction story about a village that once had "gypsy" visitors forms the backdrop for this great mini-unit, featuring vocabulary building, comprehension questions, reflection, writing assignments, and more.
  • “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.
  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
  • A friend takes a Valentine to Shelby in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • A girl in 1916 ponders the issues of suffrage. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all verbs). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
  • Coach Collins leads his P.E. class in an excellent basketball game. A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • A folktale from Vietnam, with vocabulary, short answer comprehension questions, and a writing prompt.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Fairy Tale: Jack and the Giant Pepper (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fairy Tale: Jack and the Giant Pepper (middle school)'. The tale of a boy who trades a panda for a pepper (??) is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes reading comprehension, inference questions, metaphor and simile work, and exercises in understanding appropriate for middle school readers.
  • A mini-unit about the Australian wind that brings the spring. Includes reading comprehension questions, questions to show the relationship between the myth and reality, and promts for writing your own myth about the coming of spring.
  • A poetry reading comprehension about a broken window.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre'. "When the two main characters initially meet, what is the source of conflict?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any romance book (from Jane Austen to Meg Cabot). An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)'. Fictional short story about a student science engineering project carried out at a zoo exhibit. Help students value planning and consider potential outcomes and consequences. Middle/High school level.