Elementary Reading Comprehension Assignments

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It goes without saying that reading comprehension is a huge component to literacy. But it’s not always an easy skill to master. These reading comprehension worksheets were designed get kids over the proverbial comprehension hump, regardless of their grade or literacy levels. In addition to intriguing, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction reading passages, parents and teachers will find all kinds of exercises that will strengthen writing, vocabulary, critical-thinking, and comprehension abilities. Several worksheets also touch on various literary techniques, from character comparison and storyboarding to drawing conclusions and cause and effect. Of course, we understand that, when it comes to education—and especially reading—not every student progresses at the same rate. That’s why you’ll find so many options in our online portal. So if you happen to be the parent of a first-grader who is already reading on a third grade level, you’ll find texts and worksheets that will stimulate his advanced brain. Similarly, if your child is a tad behind the curve, there are activities that will build up her abilities and her confidence as she slowly but surely gets up to speed—and then some.

By The Learn2Earn Blog Team

Reading comprehension determines student success in almost every area of their life, from school to the working world. These 20 websites provide hundreds of reading comprehension worksheets to help you become better at what is often a difficult task.

Use these website resources to reach every student, in every grade-level, and save the time it would take to create them yourself.

1.K5Learing: Each worksheet includes a reading passage, followed by exercises that help students recall details, practice prediction, develop inference, and determine character traits.

2. K12 Reader: Here you’ll find a collection of 36-week-series worksheets, along with reading passage-based worksheets.

3. Super Teacher Worksheets: Download worksheet PDFs for students in grades 1-5 and middle school. Worksheet options include non-fiction reading passages, comprehension questions, mini-books, and templates for book club and literature circle forms.

4. Have Fun Teaching: Colorful worksheets for K-6 students written by educators. You’ll find holiday-based worksheets here as well.

5.Mr. Nussbaum: Teacher-created reading comprehension worksheets for students in grades 2-5+, with 5 to 10 multiple choice questions in each one.

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6. Great! Kids: Download this free reading comprehension worksheet specific to The Mango Tree, a traditional story from India. Worksheet comes with story and open-ended questions.

7. Jodi Southard (TPT): This free 5-day packet is to be used for improving fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary for students in grades 1-3.

8. SoftSchools: These worksheets are all based online, making them perfect for students who are more engaged with technology. Perfect for students in grades 3-7.

9. Busy Teacher: You’ll find a variety of reading comprehension worksheets in this collection, with more than 1,192 to choose from. Standout freebie: All About Me [Facebook Profile Template].

10. Itsy Bitsy Fun: Download eight reading comprehension worksheets and three themed worksheets—Summer, Halloween and Christmas.

11. School Family: A variety of worksheets will help guide your comprehension efforts, including those for fluency, inference and vocabulary practice.

12. Scholastic Printables: With more than 800 reading comprehension worksheets, this is your one-stop-shop for grades Pre-K-8.

13. Worksheet Library: This is one of the most comprehensive worksheet resources you’ll find. You can download and print generic comprehension worksheets or choose from 13 book-specific collections that come with quizzes, open-ended questions, vocabulary reviews and more—all on a book and chapter level.

14. ReadWorks: With a free ReadWorks account, you have access to hundreds of reading comprehension worksheets, all of which are tied to Lexile level, grade level, text type, skill/strategy, and domain—Life Science, U.S. History, etc.

15. Busy Teachers Café: Download a variety of worksheets that help you improve reading comprehension, including reading logs, cause and effect organizers, story sequence maps and book report templates.

16. Reading Resource: Download these free printable worksheets created by educational professional Allison Fryer. Choose from a handful of “Starfall” worksheets, along with book-movie comparison sheets and metacognition diary templates.

17. iSLCollective: This website provides more than 470 free ESL reading comprehension worksheets, all of which allow you to test reading comprehension in a variety of ways.

18. Education.com: With 61 pages of worksheets, you’re sure to find something here. Access passage-based, context clue, main idea and sequencing printables, all for free.

19. The Teacher’s Guide: This website, maintained by a 2nd grade teacher, offers passage-based, poetry, phonics, cause and effect, and main idea worksheets, along with book report templates and story element comprehension reference cards.

20. English Worksheets Land: This website, with more than 25,000 CCSS-aligned worksheets, offers both free and locked (only accessible with an upgraded account) reading comprehension worksheets.

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