Reading Comprehension Online

Sample lesson - Grade 4: reading comprehension.  Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club.

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Grade 4: reading comprehension.  Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club.

Sample lesson - Grade 4: reading comprehension.  Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club.

Grade 4 Reading Comprehension

Explore the elements of the story 'the missing ice cream' with Denzel at the Movie Club.

K5 helps kids learn to love reading through good comprehension

K5's online reading comprehension lessons focus on helping elementary school kids to actively understand what they are reading.

Beyond decoding words

Reading comprehension is a skill separate from the understanding or ‘decoding’ of individual words.

The enjoyment of reading comes from comprehension, not decoding words. Kids who love to read have good comprehension skills.

Comprehension skills need to be taught, not just tested

Our online lessons provide full instructions; we don’t just provide passages followed by a Q&A.

Key skills developed areSo please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.  Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  • identifying and summarizing the main idea 
  • comparing & contrasting
  • identifying supporting facts and details
  • making inferences & drawing conclusions
  • predicting outcomes
  • recognizing fact & opinion
  • recognizing realism versus fantasy
  • identifying cause & effect
  • recognizing sequence of events
  • identifying story elements such as main characters, settings, plot, conflict, solution,
  • identifying the author’s purpose and point of view
  • interpreting literary devices such as imagery, symbolism and metaphors

We place your child at the right instruction level

K5 kids start by completing an online assessment of their reading skills. Kids are then placed in lessons at their skill level, avoiding the boredom and frustration associated with lessons that are too easy or too hard.

300+ online reading comprehension activitiesScreenshot of Grade 4 lesson: reading comprehension.

  • matching pictures with story elements
  • applying concept maps to identify main ideas and details
  • employing flow charts to identify cause and effect
  • answering questions on fiction and non-fiction passages

Interactivity + immediate feedback = learning

Our reading comprehension lessons are visually rich and highly interactive, using animated ‘role model’ characters, immediate feedback and positive reinforcement to keep kids engaged.

What is K5?

K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of reading and math lessons; each lesson is accompanied by customized printable worksheets for further study.

Designed principally for after school study and summer study, K5 is also used by homeschoolers, special needs and gifted kids. K5 helps your children build good study habits and excel in school. 

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K5 Learning offers a 14-day free trial of its complete program. The free trial includes optional free reading and math assessments.

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