4th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The 4th grade reading comprehension activities below are coordinated with the 4th grade spelling words curriculum on a week-to-week basis, so both can be used together as part of a comprehensive program, or each can be used separately. The worksheets include fourth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet (as well as the spelling curriculum) also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, physical science, history, social sciences, mathematics and life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. There are 36 weeks of fourth grade worksheets, following most standard school year calendars.

Gr4_Wk1_Where_on_Earth_Are_You

Where on Earth Are You?

Week 1 Reading Comprehension (D-1). A reading passage and questions about how to find your absolute location on Earth. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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Ecosystems

Week 2 Reading Comprehension (D-2). Reading segment about ecosystems, organisms, and communities. Cross-Curricular Focus:Life Science.

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Chaparral Ecosystems

Week 3 Reading Comprehension (D-3). A passage and questions about relatively rare shrubland communities called Chaparral ecosystems. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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Taiga Ecosystems

Week 4 Reading Comprehension (D-4). A reading comprehension passage about the extremely cold ecosystems called Taiga ecosystems. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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Rainforest Ecosystems

Week 5 Reading Comprehension (D-5). A reading segment and questions about the tropical rainforest ecosystems near the equator. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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Natural Resources

Week 6 Reading Comprehension (D-6). Passage and questions about renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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What’s Eating You?

Week 7 Reading Comprehension (D-7). A reading passage about the role of living things in an ecosystem. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

Gr4_Wk8_Hide_and_Seek

Hide and Seek

Week 8 Reading Comprehension (D-8). A reading passage and questions about the role of camouflage in the predator-prey relationship. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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Transcontinental Railroad

Week 9 Reading Comprehension (D-9). A short passage about the history of the transcontinental railroad. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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Estimation

Week 10 Reading Comprehension (D-10). A reading segment about using estimation in mathematics. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

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Endangered Species

Week 11 Reading Comprehension (D-11). A life science reading comprehension passage about endangered species. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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They See With Their Ears

Week 12 Reading Comprehension (D-12). A life science reading comprehension passage about bats. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.

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Expressions with Parentheses

Week 13 Reading Comprehension (D-13). A reading segment about how parentheses are used in solving math problems. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.

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What Glaciers Leave Behind

Week 14 Reading Comprehension (D-14). An activity about glaciers and what they leave behind when the move. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.

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Discrimination Against Gold Rush Immigrants

Week 15 Reading Comprehension (D-15). Comprehension activity about the discrimination against gold rush immigrants in the 1850?s. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician

Week 16 Reading Comprehension (D-16). A short story and related questions about the world’s first geographer. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences / Mathematics

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Water Carves the Land

Week 17 Reading Comprehension (D-17). An activity about how ocean waves affected the rth American coastline. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.

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Public Education

Week 18 Reading Comprehension (D-18). A short segment about the formation of the public education system in the United States. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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Gold Rush Boomtowns

Week 19 Reading Comprehension (D-19). A passage about the origination of boomtowns during the gold rush in California. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.

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Charge it!

Week 20 Reading Comprehension (D-20). A short passage about electricity, conductors, and static electricity. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.