Reading Skills Worksheets

Below you'll find reading worksheets that reinforce comprehension skills. We've developed lesson activities across a variety of skill areas including cause and effect, context clues, literature, drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, main ideas, inference and more. These printable worksheets can be used in the classroom or at home. You'll find activities for most k12 grades.

Cause and Effect Worksheets

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Cause and Effect Printable Comprehension Activity - Match Them!

The world is full of causes and effects, so it should be no surprise that literature and non-fiction writings often contain cause/effect references. In order to thoroughly understand what they are reading,…

Character Descriptions

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Character Description Worksheet - Characters from Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Here you’ll find activities that help students to study character descriptions to better understand the character and story. There are also activities that prompt students to write their own character…

Context Clues Worksheets

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Context Clues Worksheet Activity - Around the World in 80 Days

Part of reading comprehension involves using the other words in a sentence or passage to understand an unknown word. An author often includes hints, or clues, to help the reader expand vocabulary and grasp the…

Drawing Conclusions Worksheets

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What Conclusion Can You Make? Drawing Conclusions Worksheet Practice Activity

These drawing conclusion worksheets ask the student to evaluate details and make a judgment. Learning to draw conclusions as they read is an important tool for students, as it aids in comprehending text. Click on…

Literature Worksheet Activities

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Through the Looking Glass Classic Literature Worksheets

These worksheets include passages from classic literature along with questions and activities to support reading comprehension and other skills. Great to support reading activities in class or at home.

Main Idea Worksheets

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Main Idea and Supporting Details - Passage about Storms

The main idea, also called the central idea or main point, is the primary concept of a passage. It represents the essential point that the author is trying to convey. The main idea may be clearly stated as a…

Inference Worksheets

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Middle School Inference Worksheet - Where am I?

Good readers make inferences, or conclusions, as they read. It’s an important skill for understanding text, as authors often imply themes and ideas, without stating them outright. Please use any of these free,…

Story Elements Worksheets

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Story Elements Helper! A fun, colorful printable template for students

These activities help students to understand story elements like plot, setting, characters, theme, and conflict. Understanding story elements then helps students better appreciate an author’s work.