Helps kids learn to love reading through good comprehension
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
Key reading comprehension skills include:
- identifying and summarizing the main idea of a text
- 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
Reading comprehension worksheets
Our reading comprehension worksheets include over 200 children's stories as well as reading worksheets focused on specific reading skills.
Short stories, passages or poems followed by reading comprehension exercises. For early grades, most exercises focus on recalling information directly from the text.
Stories leveled from A-Z with respect to reading difficulty. A sampling from our series of leveled stories workbooks.
Fables and historic passages followed by comprehension exercises.
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.
Place events in their natural sequence based on a text.
Analyze characters, settings, plots and author's purpose.
Draw conclusions and make inferences from short texts.
Use context clues to guess the meaning of new words.
Study cause and effect relationships described in a text.
Identify statements as being fact (real) or fiction (make-believe).
Distinguish between fact and opinion in selected texts.
Make predictions based on what you have read.
Identify metaphors and similes in short stories.
Reading comprehension workbooks
Our reading comprehension workbooks are centered around our A-Z series of leveled readers. These are collections of stories which are leveled based on a number of factors related to test complexity; each story is followed by comprehension exercises. A full description of all our workbooks is available in our bookstore.
Reading Comprehension, Leveled Readers
Our A-Z series of levelled readers, spanning kindergarten through grade 5
A collection of 10 original plays for kids in grades 1-3.
A collection of 12 original plays with exercises for kids in grades 3-5.