New Reading Comprehension on STW

We add interesting articles to help sharpen students' reading skills all the time! This page highlights some of our most recent reading comprehension additions to the site.

(added April 12, 2019)
Cassie and Eli play a fun game with shadows. This story includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary matching, and a writing prompt.
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(added February 21, 2019)
Learn all about the sleep cycle, dreaming, and more in this fascinating nonfiction article!
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Learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources in this nonfiction science article.
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Learn about a remarkable woman who faced difficult challenges to become an accomplished doctor, scientist, astronaut, explorer, and astronaut: Dr. Mae Jemison.
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(added February 4, 2019)
When you think of a courageous trailblazer, who comes to your mind? When you learn about Harriet Tubman in this historical biography, you'll see why she is remembered as a heroic and courageous leader of the abolitionist cause. This activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing response.
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(added January 31, 2019)
Have you ever heard of the pangolin? This unusual little animal is the scaliest mammal in the world! Yes, that's right! These mammals have scales! Learn all about pangolins in this fifth grade level reading comprehension activity.
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Annie can't fall asleep. Will her nighttime visitors find a way to lull her into sweet dreams - without counting sheep?
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When Brandon wants to introduce Nick to his "kitty," Nick is expecting to meet Brandon's pet! Who he meets at the end of the story is definitely a surprise!
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Zoe, Grace, and Devin go outside to play in the snow. When Grace and Devin can't decide what kind of snowman they should build, Zoe comes up with an idea they'll all like! Activity includes comprehension questions and vocabulary words.
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Did you know the peregrine falcon can dive up to 200 miles per hour and hunt prey at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour? Learn more fascinating facts about the peregrine falcon in this article geared toward a fifth grade reading level. Comprehension activities included.
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A magical fairy disguises herself as a beggar to find an elf worthy of getting his wish granted. The task is harder than it appears. Will she be able to find a worthy elf? Comprehension questions and vocabulary words included.
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This clever story is a retelling of Aesop's Fable. Activity includes thinking questions, vocabulary terms, and a journaling activity.
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Things can look a lot scarier than they really are when you can't see them clearly. That's what Dominick discovers when he loses his eyeglasses. This reading comprehension activity includes short answer questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Uh oh! Sophie only has three apples to divide between she and her three friends. Can they come up with a plan so everyone can enjoy Sophie's apples? A fall-themed reading comprehension activity with follow-up questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary.
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Have you ever seen a banana slug? These mollusks really do look exactly like the fruit they're named after! Learn interesting facts about banana slugs in this animal article. Includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Learn all about black holes and what makes them such a mystery! Students will become familiar with what black holes are, how they form, what happens when objects get too close to black holes, and more.
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It's a cosmic catastrophe! Aliens from Planet Zabooboo have invaded Woodland Elementary School! Can Fatima and Caleb come up with a plan that will save their school - and Earth - from an alien invasion? Find out in this entertaining readers' theater script.
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The Navajo Native American people helped the American war effort in World War II in an incredible way! Their language served as a code used by the military to communicate important information that the enemy couldn't figure out. Learn all about the "Navajo Code Talkers" in this social studies text.
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Did you know giant anteaters are one of the few mammals with no teeth? Learn a variety of interesting facts about giant anteaters in this fifth grade science article.
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Learn all about black holes and what makes them such a mystery! Students will become familiar with what black holes are, how they form, what happens when objects get too close to black holes, and more.
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Wizards, Hogwarts, and Gryffindors! Learn all about the brilliant mastermind behind the beloved "Harry Potter" series. Talented, compassionate, and kind, J.K. Rowling represents a true "rags-to-riches" story!
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Jordan can't remember where he set down his bowl of ice cream! He and Ava better hurry up and find it before it all melts! Reading activity includes comprehension questions. An answer key is included.
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Sammy is having a magical time in the Cayman Islands! Will he have time to fit in all the grand adventures he wants to go on? This reading activity includes comprehension questions and a vocabulary activity.
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Did you know that stingrays are in a group of fish called batoids because their bodies look like bats gliding through the water? Learn this and other interesting facts about stingrays in this reading comprehension activity!
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James and Bella want to play catch outside, but they can't find their ball! Will their dog, Penny, help them out, or does Penny have a different game in mind? This reading activity includes a writing exercise, vocabulary matching from the story, and comprehension questions.
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These cute birds make their home off the coasts of the northeastern U.S. and Canada. They live in colonies ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands. Learn more interesting facts about these fascinating sea birds! Activity includes reading comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words.
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Mom can't find her keys anywhere! Together, she and Lily search the kitchen for the missing keys. Will they be able to find them? Reading comprehension questions, vocabulary from the story, and a writing activity are included with this worksheet.
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Learn all about majestic wolves in this reading comprehension activity. You'll discover why wolves howl and where they live, plus a lot more. This printable reading activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary terms, and a writing prompt. An answer key is also included.
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James and Bella are guessing what Mom is making for a tasty snack. Can they put the clues together and figure out what it is?
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Find out fascinating facts about these furry mammals in Asia. Students will discover interesting information about this endangered species.
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Mia helps her brother Nate look for his missing book. Will they be able to find it? This reading comprehension activity includes vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and a writing response.
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A snowman, hot cocoa, and a little wintry magic make this seasonal poem really fun to read! This poem activity includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words.
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Learn about these white, furry hunters that make their home in the frozen tundra. You'll be amazed at the ways an arctic fox is adapted to live in its freezing environment.
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James and Bella play a fun game in the yard with Bella's dog, Penny. They describe all the things they feel. What feels best of all? Reading comprehension activity and vocabulary words are included with this worksheet.
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Ian has a brand new tree house, but something doesn't seem quite right? What's missing from Ian's tree house? Find out in this reading activity geared toward a first grade reading level.
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James has the hiccups. Bella tells him to stand on his head in order to get rid of them, but James has his own ideas. This reading comprehension activity includes vocabulary words, a writing prompt, and comprehension questions.
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Bella and James are playing a "Smelling Game." What are their favorite things to smell? This activity includes comprehension questions and vocabulary words.
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Hayley and Ben play a game to see who can fit more items into their coat pockets. Who will win? This is a clever, fall-themed reading comprehension activity with follow-up questions.
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Who was Vincent van Gogh? Learn about the struggling artist who became famous after he died, and discover the Impressionism movement that was popular during his lifetime. This article includes questions for comprehension, vocabulary terms, and a writing response activity.
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What is that fuzzy green stuff growing on the sandwich you left out for too long? It's mold! Learn all about what mold is, how it forms, and how mold is both harmful and helpful in this fascinating article. Worksheet includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary terms.
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Did you know that designing and building a bridge involves math, science, architecture, and design skills? Learn about the three main types of bridges, arch, suspension, and beam bridges, in this fascinating article! Activity includes vocabulary words, a writing prompt, and comprehension questions.
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Learn all about reindeer in this intriguing article that explains the difference between the terms "reindeer" and "caribou" and describes what reindeer are like in the wild. Comprehension questions and vocabulary activity are included.
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Lily and her favorite stuffed animals are ready for Mom to read them a bedtime story. Can they stay awake until the end? This reading activity includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary game.
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Lily and Mom want to exercise, but their dog Pep wants to play. Activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt. An answer key is also included.
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Emma and Alex go on an adventurous walk to see what kinds of rainforest animals they can find. They meet their friends along the way and learn a thing or two about using their imagination. Includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Did you know that not all brown bears are actually brown? Learn how you can identify a brown bear in the wild and other interesting facts in this reading activity. This worksheet includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Learn about elephant seals and what makes them unusual in this sixth-grade level reading comprehension article. This activity includes short answer comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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When all Ian's family members are too busy to listen to him read, what will he do? Activity includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Anna thinks Kitty took her missing puzzle piece. She has to learn a lesson about teamwork before she can complete her puzzle. Reading comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words are included.
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Did you know there are almost 2,000 different species of scorpions? Learn this and other fun facts about scorpions in this nonfiction article. Article includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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