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.

Where on Earth Are You?

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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.

Ecosystems

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

Chaparral Ecosystems

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

Taiga Ecosystems

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

Rainforest Ecosystems

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

Natural Resources

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

What’s Eating You?

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

Hide and Seek

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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.

Transcontinental Railroad

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

Estimation

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

Endangered Species

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

They See With Their Ears

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

Expressions with Parentheses

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

What Glaciers Leave Behind

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

Discrimination Against Gold Rush Immigrants

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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.

Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician

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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

Water Carves the Land

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

Public Education

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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.

Gold Rush Boomtowns

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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.

Charge it!

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