Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Passages

Reading comprehension worksheets can help your child gain valuable readiness skills or reinforce previously learned skills. Read on to find websites that have free, downloadable reading comprehension worksheets.

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Reading Worksheets from has downloadable reading worksheets for grades K-6. Some worksheets ask students to identify the unrelated word from a group. Other worksheets have a short reading passage followed by comprehension questions. Answer keys are provided for all worksheets, so you can easily track your child's progress.

Additionally, kids in early elementary school can practice identifying the main idea by looking at a picture and circling the sentence which best describes it. Word searches are also available for vocabulary practice.

RHL School's Free Worksheets

RHL School has free worksheets appropriate for upper elementary and middle school kids. The site has many resources, including articles, essays, stories and poems, which you can download and print. Because there are so many topics to choose from, you will likely find a worksheet with a reading passage that will appeal to your child's interests.

There are worksheets that help your child use context clues to discover a word's meaning. Alternatively, if your child needs extra help with making inferences, look for the worksheets titled 'Drawing Conclusions'. Additionally, there are worksheets that give a famous quote and ask kids to figure out its meaning.

Worksheets from My Schoolhouse

My Schoolhouse has free, self-correcting reading lessons and worksheets for elementary and middle school kids. You can test your child's reading comprehension using famous books, like Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli and Superfudge by Judy Blume. Worksheets on biographies, inventors and martial arts are also available.

Reading lessons are available from level 1-6 in audio and written format. After reading and listening to a passage, children can answer comprehension questions. This format is especially helpful for bilingual children and those who have reading disabilities.

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