Reading and reading comprehension is a skill only obtained by practice. Here we have 100’s of FREE reading comprehension worksheets for you to download and use in you home or classroom. From Preschool and Kindergarten up to grade 6. We have also included more targeted reading like CVC, and themes that include space, animals and nature.
I will split these up into sections just to make it easier, so if you need to jump to the right section just use the links below. They should take you where you need to be 😊
- FREE Kindergarten and Grade 1 Reading Comprehension
- FREE CVC Reading Comprehension
- FREE Grade 2 and 3 Reading Comprehension
- FREE Grade 4 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension
- FREE Themed reading comprehension worksheets
Free Kindergarten and Grade 1 Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Kindergarten reading is so important. Teaching initial sounds, onset and rime, and CVC words helps students develop skills that will carry the through their school years much faster than rote learning words or phrases. They are all at school, and not off on a 2 week holiday to London, they will need the language longer. To help with this we have designed a series of readers. These can be the focus or part of an English lesson. We have tried to make them students friendly with lively images and with subjects that they should have some knowledge of and interest in. One some we have added the ability to color the worksheets as well to get those creative juices flowing. We add more all the time so be sure to bookmark the site.
A set of reading comprehension worksheets for Kindergarten and upwards students. These use simple words and sentence structure and can be coloured. Suitable for younger learners.
Grade 1 Reading passages. These are simple passages to help students learn sentence structure and practice reading. includes toys, swimming, pet dogs and more.
Free CVC Reading Comprehension Worksheets
CVC Reading skills are the cornerstone of emergent readers. Once students have worked out, and its not always an easy realization, that the 44 sounds (depending where you are) are all blended together to make words and that there is a relationship there it is like a firework going off. Suddenly sounds are being put together, simple words actually become simple and skills like segmenting and constructing words become common place. We have hundreds of worksheets on developing these skills, and now we have the readers below to help both practice and consolidate these skills.
4 Short A CVC reading Comprehension cards for younger learners. Free to download.
FREE CVC Reading cards for Short E. Great for younger learners
CVC Reading cards. Short O Sounds. Editable versions on the site as well
Short U CVC Reading cards for kindergarten and young readers.
Full Set of the 14 CVC Comprehension Reading Cards and Worksheets. Great for classrooms and teachers. PDF Version.
EDITABLE PowerPoint Full Set of the 14 CVC Comprehension Reading Cards and Worksheets. Great for classrooms and teachers. Editable Versions.
Free Grade 2 and Grade 3 Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Grade 2 and 3 Reading requires more indepth texts and on a wider range of subjects. This is where we have the most choice. Students are starting to discover their own interests and will hopefully be reading for enjoyment as well as learning. This is the age we can expand into other areas, and start or encourage questioning of the information they are reading. With this we have a lot more STEM articles and varied subjects to have them thinking and questioning the world around them. We have lessons and resources for STEM if you are looking as well on the site here.
Free Grade 3 Reading Worksheets. These 5 worksheets are aimed at grades 3- 4 with some over lap depending on ability. They cover subjects such as pollution, dinosaurs, storms, back to school, and karate.
A set of grade 2 and 3 reading comprehension passages and questions that aim to get students both reading and understanding simple to moderate texts. These include, phonics in songs, descriptions, dolphins, transport, and days out.
Free Grade 2 and 3 Reading Worksheets. These 5 worksheets are aimed at grades 2 and 3 students. They cover subjects sunflowers, under the sea, volcanoes, riding a bike and more.
A set of grade 3 reading comprehension passages and questions that aim to get students both reading and understanding simple to moderate texts. These include, shopping, Covid 20, camping, winter and more.
Free Grade 3 Reading Worksheets. These 5 worksheets are aimed at grade 3 students. Great images and simple sentence structure.
A set of grade 2 reading comprehension passages and questions that aim to get students both reading and understanding simple to moderate texts. These include, volcanoes, pirates, reading and more..
Free Grade 4, 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension Worksheets
These reading comprehension worksheets are increasing in complexity. They have longer and more difficult vocabulary and are on subjects that are designed to start discussion in class. They are great to use in both individual and group reading sessions and as supplementary reading for other English themes in class. Students at these reading levels have more questions, and are forming their own opinions. These texts reflect and encourage that.
Grade 4 reading Comprehension worksheets. These are more difficult. Topics include helping each other, and the Earth.
Free Themed Reading Comprehension Worksheets
These themed reading comprehension worksheets are designed to get students interested with great images and engaging subjects that are continuously added to. So far we have Space with the Solar System, planets and other space related topics, Wild animals, Farm animals, Sea life and Forest animals.
We are writing more and more of these as they are great for topic and theme lessons as supplementary reading and for project work.
A set 14 space and solar system free reading comprehension worksheets and passages. These ae multi level and have great images!
Eight Forest Animal reading comprehension tasks for younger learners. Includes bears, mice, deer, skunks, racoons, foxes and rabbits.
A set 11 Wild Animals free reading comprehension worksheets and passages. These are multi level and have great images! Includes Lions, zebra, elephants, tigers, meerkats and much more.
Five Sea Animal reading comprehension tasks for younger learners. Great to introduce some cool animals to grades 1-4.
A Set 7 Farm Animals free reading comprehension worksheets and passages. These are multi level and have great images! Includes sheep, cows, chickens, horses, and more.
Reading skills and reading comprehension are challenging skills to develop. If you can get your children or students reading little and often to develop good reading habits, and structures you are going to help them practice and obtain these skills.
About the Author
Hi I’m Marc. A teacher of over 15 years, mostly English but dabbled in outdoor pursuits and media. Thought is was about time to sharing both what I have learnt during that time and the resources I have put together. On this site we aim to teach the theory and share our thoughts, but also go that one step further and give you access to the hard resources you need for your class or for you children. Feel free to take a look at our resources, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or jump on the Facebook group to ask questions. Happy learning, teaching or playing!