Reading Comprehension Worksheets by Topic

Free reading comprehension worksheets

Our reading comprehension worksheets help kids improve comprehension skills.  Below you will find links to over 200 children's stories as well as reading worksheets focused on specific reading skills.

Stories:

Children's Stories

Short stories, passages or poems followed by reading comprehension exercises.  For early grades, most exercises focus on recalling information directly from the text.

Leveled Stories

Stories leveled from A-Z with respect to reading difficulty.  A sampling from our series of leveled stories workbooks.

Fables & historic passages

Fables and historic passages followed by comprehension exercises.

Comprehension Worksheets:

Compare and contrast

Identify how story elements (characters, plot details, etc) are alike or different.

Main idea and supporting details

Identify the main idea and supporting details of short texts.

Sequencing

Place events in their natural sequence based on a text.

Story elements

Analyze characters, settings, plots and author's purpose.

Conclusions and inferences

Draw conclusions and make inferences from short texts.

Context clues

Use context clues to guess the meaning of new words

Cause and effect

Study cause and effect relationships described in a text.

Fact vs fiction

Identify statements as being fact (real) or fiction (make-believe).

Fact vs opinion

Distinguish between fact and opinion in selected texts.

Prediction

Make predictions based on what you have read.

Figurative language

Identify metaphors and similes in short stories.

Sample Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Sample Reading Comprehension Worksheet

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