Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables
Reading and comprehension go hand in hand. So do the struggles associated with both, especially when students reach fourth grade, when classroom texts become much more complex. One way to cut through the confusion is to incorporate reading material that kids find compelling—which is precisely the goal of our fourth grade reading comprehension worksheets. Be it nonfiction informative texts about endangered species, foreign countries, and historical figures, or fables like The Wizard of Oz, your child will have no trouble finding stories that pique her interest. And the more interested she is in a story, the more likely she’ll be able to recall information. Worksheets also include literary tips for how to structure a story, establish point of view, and use compare-and-contrast techniques, while fun activities like a make your own cartoon page are sure to spark creativity. When your fourth-grader becomes more confident in his reading comprehension abilities, consider taking her to a bookstore and have her pick out an age-appropriate book. After she completes each chapter, tell her to take out a sheet of paper and summarize the plot, figure out the point of view, and describe the characters.
Grade 4 Reading Comprehension
Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing at a grade 4 level.
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Reading Worksheets - Leveled
These grade 4 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.
More Reading Worksheets
Each 4th grade reading passage is followed by 6 questions which the student is encouraged to answer by writing full sentences in the space provided. The questions are a mix of 'open ended" and "close ended" questions.
An Honestly Fun Camp Fiction, 430 words
Ballet Non-fiction, 470 words
Clara Barton Non-fiction, 507 words
Curious about Careers: Firefighters Non-fiction, 630 words
Why does the Ocean have Waves? Non-fiction, 300 words
Emma's Favorite Restaurant Fiction, 520 words
First Day Fiction, 490 words
How to Find the Theme of a Text Non-fiction, 360 words
How to Skateboard Non-fiction, 590 words
Left Out Fiction, 500 words
Liza's First Spelling Bee Fiction, 800 words
Open for Business Fiction, 540 words
Oranges Everywhere Fiction, 440 words
Pool fit for a Hedgehog Fiction, 380 words
Rocks Non-fiction, 404 words
Survival in the Wild Non-fiction, 365 words
Mouse Madness Fiction, 510 words
Treasure Hunt Fiction, 593 words
What is a Spacewalk? Non-fiction, 790 words
Luke, Jay and Zach's Winning Game, Fiction, 725 words
The Singing Plants Fiction, 480 words
Historical Reading Worksheets
Each historical passage or fable is followed by four questions. These questions for grade 4 students involve recalling information directly from the text as well as concepts such as prediction, inference and character traits.
Fishhawks Non-fiction, 220 words
The Wolf Fiction, 220 words
George Washington and his Hatchet Non-fiction, 200 words
Ray and his Kite Fiction, 640 words
Grace Darling Fiction, 575 words
How Franklin Found out about Things Fiction, 725 words
Damon and Pythias Fiction, 540 words
Androclus and the Lion Fiction, 670 words
The Merchant's Caravan Fiction, 790 words
The Fox and the Little Red Hen, Fiction, 400 words