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Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Our free reading comprehension worksheets are the very definition of vast and varied. The sheer depth of coverage in this collection encompasses story comprehension, reading passages, poems, and informational texts. With each passage crafted to match grade requirements, these exercises are a must-have to assess the reading and interpretation skills of students.

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The Great Compromise of 1787

Learn about a landmark event in America's history in this exercise, and witness firsthand how the quibbles over state representation and legislative structure were straightened out.

Mother's Day | Poem

A child's life would be in peril, if it's not for Mommy dear! Answering questions about key details in the passage constitutes most of the worksheet following this delightful Mother's Day poem.

The Tale of My Talented Tail | Poem

What would you do, if you woke up to a tail in your back? Let kids read the poem, and encourage them to understand how words and phrases supply rhythm in a poem and recount a part of the text as well.

Finding Billy's Bike | Fiction

Jenna sets out when Rose needs help with the missing bike. The 3rd grade worksheet introduces an important Common Core aspect in reading comprehension: "making explicit reference to the text", among other questions.

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.

Living inside the Earth | Non-fiction

Caves are more than just dark holes in the ground. Learn about cave-dwelling creatures with this reading worksheet. Test comprehension with exercises based on minute details and understand the writer's purpose as well.

Christopher Columbus

Explore this reading comprehension pdf worksheet on Columbus, world's most famous explorer. Encourage children of grade 6 to scan central idea and review facts to provide evidence to support assertions/inferences.

Ferdinand Magellan

The focus of this pdf reading comprehension passage on Ferdinand Magellan, the first European to sail completely around the globe, is to enable students to identify the main idea, reinforced by supporting details.

Glenn Cunningham

Make reading comprehension more relevant and meaningful for your students, with this inspiring story of a track athlete, who perhaps best demonstrated 'triumph over adversity'.

Animals in the Sky | Fiction

Have you ever observed the clouds and their changing shapes? Join Josh and Katie and have fun looking for animals in the clouds. The printable helps refine skills in comprehending the vital ideas in the text.