Fifth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Grade 5 Reading Comprehension

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension. All worksheets are pdf files.

Reading Worksheets - Leveled

These grade 5 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system.  The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.

Free Worksheet Reading Level In store
Cesar Chavez T
Level T workbook
Alternative Energy Sources T
Level T workbook
Unicorn, a Mythical Creature U
Level U workbook
Mount Rushmore U
Level U workbook
Earthquakes and Tsunamis V
Level V workbook
Sustainable Energy Sources W/X
Level W/X workbook
The Ice Age Y  Level Y workbook

More Reading Worksheets:

Each 5th grade reading passage is followed by 5-6 questions which the student should answer by writing full sentences in the space provided.  Many of the questions are 'open ended' and as such we do not provide an answer sheet.  The passages vary in difficulty with some passages having more challenging vocabulary.

After the Flood   Fiction, 700 words

Alex and Amanda’s First Concert    Fiction, 800 words

The Astronomy Project    Fiction, 600 words

Best Friend Blues Fiction 560 words

"Bring your Pet Day" Disaster  Fiction, 510 words

Curious about Careers: Engineering Non-fiction, 440 words

Curious about Careers: Teacher Non-fiction 540 words

Dinner Disaster Fiction, 860 words

Fairy Followers Fiction 790 words

Fossil Mystery  Fiction, 535 words

The Goose Voyage  Fiction, 650 words

Henry Ford Non-fiction, 390 words

Horses  Non-fiction, 405 words

How to Care for a Pet Fish  Non-fiction, 605 words

How to Make Animations  Non-fiction, 520 words

Jump Around  Fiction, 500 words

Mystery of the Broken Pie  Fiction, 840 words

Space Based Astronomy   Non-fiction, 360 words

The Best Vacation Ever   Fiction, 560 words

Finders Keepers   Fiction,   730 words

What Police and Detectives Do   Non-fiction,   720 words

Historical Reading Worksheets

Each historical passage or fable is followed by four questions.  Questions for grade 5 students focus on prediction, inference and character traits.5th grade reading comprehension

I Will Think of It       Non-fiction, 435 words

Bruce and the Spider       Fiction, 380 words

A Ship in a Storm      Non-fiction, 530 words

Susie and Rover         Fiction, 580 words

The Story of Regulus      Fiction, 660 words

Humming Birds          Non-fiction,  300 words

Horatius at the Bridge     Fiction, 720 words

Harry and Annie     Fiction, 330 words

The Fairy Tree    Fiction, 800 words

Sennin the Hermit     Fiction, 560 words

The Bonfire in the Sea   Fiction, 740 words

Queen Hulida and the Flax,   Fiction,  640 words

Little Red Riding Hood,   Fiction, 590 words

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