Spanish Reading Comprehension (Basic)

Spanish Reading
Passages (Basic)

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Read the passages and answer the comprehension questions. Includes Spanish and English questions. The worksheets on this page were written for English speakers who are learning basic Spanish.

Short Passages
(Level: Basic)

Hugo, El Pequeno Perro Free

Read the short paragraph about Hugo, a small Chihuahua. Hugo likes to walk in the park and he barks at cats. Answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.

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José, Un Chico de México Member

Read the short paragraph about José, a Mexican boy who loves soccer and playing the guitar.

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Fátima, La Artista Member

Read the passage about Fátima, a girl who paints pictures of colorful birds. She sells her work at the local market on weekends. Answer the questions in English and Spanish.

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Salomé va a la playa Member

This passage is about a girl named Salomé, who visits the beach with her family. She plays in the water, builds a sandcastle, and runs on the beach.

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Una celebración para Aarón Member

It's Aaron's eleventh birthday and his family is throwing a surprise party. There will be cake, balloons, and a piñata.

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Mi primo nuevo Member

In this short passage, the narrator's aunt just had a baby named Leonardo. The new baby is showered with gifts.

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Volando con Nicolás Member

Nick is a pilot of a large passenger jet. Read the story to find out what he likes and dislikes about his job.

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El desayuno con Abuela Member

Cristóbal and Bianca spend the morning preparing breakfast with grandma. Will they enjoy the secret ingredient in her pancakes?

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More Short Passages
(Level: Basic)

Juan Carlos and His Horse Member

Juan Carlos loves to ride on his horse, Athena. He takes Athena to town, where he shops at the farmer's market. He buys food for himself, and a special treat for Athena.

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Los Amigos Animales de Alessandra Member

This passage is about a zookeeper named Alessandra. She washes the elephants, cleans the zebra pen, and feeds the monkeys.

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La Aventura Oceánica de Daniela y Diego Member

In this story, Diego and Daniela are scuba diving in the ocean. They see a giant sea turtle, a clownfish, and a seahorse.

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Level: Intermediate

Conchita y su viaje alrededor de la ciudad Member

In this story, a girl named Conchita takes the subway to visit a famous church in Barcelona, Spain.

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El arte de Picasso Member

This informative passage is about the famous Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. Students will learn about his life, creative influences, and his art.

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El dia de los muertos Member

In this passage students learn about The Day of the Dead. They will find out the meaning of this holiday and how it is celebrated. Short answer questions follow the passage.

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See also:

Spanish Vocabulary (Basic)

Print Spanish flashcards with pictures and words, as well as picture-vocabulary worksheets.

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