You will find reading passages and comprehension question for Kindergarteners through High Schoolers.

Reading comprehension is not only being able to communicate what is written on the page, but also understanding it and making sense of it. Reading is accepted as one the key skills for adults to be productive in society. The interesting fact is less than half of middle school students are reading at grade level in American schools. This easily translates to our workforce as a recent survey proved by the National Endowment for the Arts. U.S. employers cited reading and writing to be the weakest skills of their employees. Reading has been seen to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. A study of over 1,000 showed avid readers to be 2.5 times less likely to suffer from the disease. Reading helps you learn things that you never imagined before. It is the fundamental method for passing on knowledge.

There are a number of things we can do to improve our reading comprehension. When reading we should try to focus on reading content that we like, and we should read aloud as often as we can. Reading aloud has been shown to improve cognitive ability. If you run into a section of a reading passage that trips you up consider re-reading it. When you come across a word that you are not familiar with, write it down and look it up later. You will be much more likely to understand that word the next time you see it. When you finish reading make sure to write down any questions that you might have. In our reading comprehension worksheet section you find varying grade levels of reading worksheets that also come with multiple choice, free response, or essay questions. Sorry, but we can't provide you with word for word answers, since all the worksheets are either essays or free response. Just simple explanations will do there.

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Kindergarten Reading Comprehension

At this level students are working on discriminating words and sounds. We concentrate a great deal on letters and the sounds that they make. The absolute for teachers at this level has to be on making it money and getting in as much repetition as you can.

Grade 1 Reading Comprehension

We are just focused on recognizing general themes at this point. Students should focus on building words properly in their mind as they read.

Grade 2 Reading Comprehension

This is where we start to ask students real questions from page long passages. Being an avid reader is only one of the components of helping your comprehension. Constructing a mental picture in your mind as you read is a helpful activity.

Grade 3 Reading Comprehension

At this point students have a deeper vocabulary and we can ask them to begin to infer contextual meaning to a small degree. They can use those words in their own body of work, while writing, and recognize their use in the works of others.

Grade 4 Reading Comprehension

This is usually when the major national assessments start to appear. We expect readers to be able to make sense of text in a wide variety of settings. We would highly recommend daily work with extended passages for students.

Grade 5 Reading Comprehension

The work we have seen come out of most states and provinces has been focused on nonfiction for this level. This has been documented by a number of curriculum committees from the literature that I have seen, so I would not expect that trend to continue much longer.

Grade 6 Comprehension Worksheets

Students begin to read lengthy works and start to work on their reading endurance. We highly encourage teacher at this level to include some form of daily independent reading activity in their routines. This will pay you back ten-fold, if you can maintain a productive environment for students.

Middle School Reading Worksheets

We find at this level that there is a clear divide between those students that are struggling to keep the head above water and those that cruising right along. It usually comes down to vocabulary words. Those that have a low vocabulary index often have a weaker ability to comprehend. This series is really broad and is meant for extra practice for students in the grade range.

Grade 7 Worksheets

Things start to become much more content based as students approach high school. This is usually when most parents provide their children with mobile phones to stay in contact and keep tabs on their more independent children. We encourage you to minimize this distraction when students are reading.

Grade 8 Reading Worksheets

At this level we start to really encourage students to take notes as they read. This will help them to remember what they take in and using outlines can help a great deal as well. Creating a reader's nook in your classroom can also enhance their affinity towards putting the time in on the books.

Grade 9 Reading Comprehension Worksheets

We highly encourage students to discuss what they read to find hidden meanings that they may have missed. At this level we encourage teachers to share the books that they are reading independent with students. If you can try to pick works that are targeted for your lower level students, you might just engage them more.

Grade 10 Worksheets

This is where students start to begin reading classic literature and see new forms of language they have not seen until now. We encourage you to start setting monthly goals for your students. Students at this level are starting to prepare for college admissions to some extent and broadening their horizons should be your focus.

Grade 11 Worksheets

This is where students are urged to begin sharing their opinions of works. This helps them critically analyze text at a heightened level. This is where we want our students to be more reflective of their own skills. At this age they are well aware of what they do well and what they grapple with. Helping them learn to concentrate their efforts on the latter can pay a lifetime of benefits.

Grade 12 Worksheets

Students begin to prepare for college course work and take on much more difficult levels of thought. Show students how to keep a vocabulary log. This is where they encounter any word, they are uncertain of in a journal. Reviewing these words constantly can have huge dividends as they enter their college years.

Ask and Answer Questions

We created this as a miscellaneous reading section for students of all levels. It is great to help them transition to writing about what they read. You should have them try to determine the plot of the story just from the title. When they complete the work, they should compare their original thoughts with what they learned after completing the work. Have them write their own questions that were not part of the worksheet.

Science Content Area

These reading passages were created to help students and teachers working on reading in the content area.