A questionnaire: what do you like to read?
In this language arts worksheet, children consider the various types of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that exist and pick the types of reading they like best. Bonus: your child is encouraged to write a list of preferred types of reading using correct spelling and punctuation.
Comparing two stories
How are these stories similar? How are they different? In this set of reading comprehension worksheets, your child will get practice reading, understanding, and comparing two different texts.
Finding key points
In this reading worksheet, your child will read a short informational passage and then underline key points and answer questions about the language and content of the passage.
Can you do this experiment? In this worksheet, your child will read the instructions, put them in order by creating a flow chart, organize the elements of the experiment - and then do the experiment and write a report about it. Bonus: your child will do a little research to compare the experiment results with information from reference books or the internet.
How many metaphors can you find in this poem? In this language arts worksheet, your child learns to spot metaphors, determine their meaning from context, write them as similes, and decide which metaphors are most effective and why. Bonus: your child gets practice writing poetry using metaphors.
In this reading worksheet, your child learns how to look at the language, meaning, structure, and mechanics in poetry by comparing two poems by the same author.
Putting sentences in order
Can you fix this paragraph? It's all out of order! In this language arts worksheet, your child will put the sentences into logical order and then rewrite the paragraph using compound and complex sentences.
Reading comprehension: dialects
Does this text sound funny? That's because it's written in a dialect, which is a variation on the English you usually speak. This language arts worksheet helps children learn the difference between a dialect and standard English and to recognize the style of an individual writer as they read, compare, and contrast two texts.
Reading comprehension: Hard Times
Here's an excerpt from Hard Times by Charles Dickens. In this reading worksheet, your child will read a description of Coketown and answer questions about Dickens' use of language.