4th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The main objective of the reading comprehension worksheets featured here is to train 4th grade children to refer to details while they draw inferences, describe characters and settings in depth, focus on words and phrases including allusions, understand the structural elements of poems such as meter and verse, know syllabication and letter-sound correspondence and read with sufficient accuracy and fluency. Get off to a flying start with the free worksheets here!

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A Game of Baseball | Non-fiction

Baseball is one of the most widely played games in the country. With this grade 4 worksheet PDF, children learn domain-specific words and enrich their vocabulary with baseball terms and phrases and complete a paragraph.

Turtles | Non-fiction

This article sheds light on how turtles differ from other reptiles. 4th-grade children sharpen their reading skills in this worksheet packed with an amazing set of questions on key details and hone vocabulary with some domain-specific words.

Ooloo Takes a Bath | Fiction

Explore Ooloo's bath and how it creates a stir in the neighborhood. This ELA worksheet prepares children to find the central message and nurtures their flair for retelling part of the story and reflecting on what is read.

A Rule is a Rule | Fiction

Comprehend the value of rules in life and figure out what makes Jessie agree with Mrs. Williamson. Test comprehension with the follow-up exercises like adding the suffix -er to make verbs, analyze Jessie's character too.

Packrat's Perfect Treasure | Fiction

Learn how Packrat finds three friends in his pursuit for treasure with this interesting story. The printable passage reading gives an insight into finding the moral of the story and drawing inferences, both central to the Common Core Standards.

Happy Hannah | Fiction

"Happy Hannah" drives home that helpful friends make the world a better place to live in. This story comprehension introduces palindromes and comes with a few expressions kids can use in daily life.

Nature | Poem

Nature has countless faces like quiet, heat or rain. This refreshing poem celebrates the accommodating face of Nature and hone the kids' ability to closely study the poem and make a list of domain-specific words.

Jonathan's Nightmare | Fiction

Have you ever had a happy nightmare? Find out what a happy nightmare is with this piece of fiction. The worksheet prepared in compliance with CCSS grade 4 ELA has questions based on deductions and inferences from the passages.

Nothing to do | Fiction

Marcus is bored as he has nothing to do. This printable literature worksheet has a lot in store for 4th grade children. It has a new prefix and reinforces kids' expertise with finding key details and character sketch.

Going Green on Halloween | Non-fiction

Americans splurge on Halloween celebrations and add to the country's garbage which the author dislikes. Here children attempt to support arguments with reasons or evidence and find the central message.

Putting up the Christmas Tree | Poem

Putting up the Christmas Tree is great fun. In this cute poem, your child learns some vocabulary and bolsters their practice in alliteration and rhyming, two very important literary devices.

Easter | Fiction

Join Janet and Christopher, as they set out on their Easter egg hunt with great expectations. There's huge fun packed in this PDF. Questions include finding specific details, the central theme and more.

Abraham Lincoln | Non-fiction

One of the best and most popular presidents of America, Lincoln was a great hard worker and a stubbornly honest person. He is best known for his Emancipation Proclamation. The questions include an MCQ, textual evidence and more.

Clean-Up Day

After helping Aunt Val tidy up the attic, Britta couldn’t wait to get home and start on the new books. Aunt Val had let her keep them. Accompanied by questions like ordering events, sorting, and matching, this reading comprehension for grade 4 is fun and promising.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Built in 1933, the Golden Gate Bridge greatly improved life and business in the area. People no longer had to travel long hours to reach work. The skills tested in this printable reading comprehension passage are finding the writer’s purpose and looking for specific details.

Summer Heat

The summer is hot, and the journey feels long and trying. Relief shines through when it’s time to go swimming. This poem comprehension for 4th grade kids gets them answering questions, explaining a hyperbole, finding the elements of poetry used, and much more.

A Spooky Slumber Party

When the wailing sound comes, Grace is no longer nervous. She is brimming with courage and confidence. The questions in this reading comprehension passage pdf include finding the narrative point of view, getting insight into characters, and more.

Insect Week

The grasshopper hopped away, and the butterfly flew away. But thankfully, Ryan had their pictures captured in his camera so there was nothing to worry. Read "Insect Week", a thoughtful-yet-breezy reading comprehension for 4th grade, and answer the following questions.

Making Math a Breeze

Thanks to Aunt Angie’s super-simple technique, doing math homework is no longer hard for Blake. Having finished math, he is hoping to get some help with English, too. Explore this reading comprehension and find out the structure type and more.