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Fifth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Grade 5 reading comprehension.
Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension. All worksheets are pdf files.
Reading worksheets - leveled stories
These levelled stories are taken from our series of leveled reading workbooks . Each successive level provides increasing reading challenge.
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Over 20 free children's stories ; each 5th grade reading passage is followed by comprehension questions.
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Each kid's fable or historical passage is followed by four questions. Questions focus on prediction, inference and character traits.
Reading comprehension exercises for grade 5
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Summer Term Week 13 W.B. 13th July
- EASIER Monday 13th July
- HARDER Monday 13th July
- EASIER Tuesday 14th July
- HARDER Tuesday 14th July
- EASIER Wednesday 15th July
- HARDER Wednesday 15th July
- EASIER Thursday 16th July
- HARDER Thursday 16th July
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- EASIER Monday 6th July
- HARDER Monday 6th July
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- HARDER Tuesday 7th July
- EASIER Wednesday 8th July
- HARDER Wednesday 8th July
- EASIER Thursday 9th July
- HARDER Thursday 9th July
- EASIER Friday 10th July
- HARDER Friday 10th July
Summer Term Week 11 W.B. 29th June
- EASIER Monday 29th June
- HARDER Monday 29th June
- EASIER Tuesday 30th June
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- EASIER Monday 22nd June.pdf
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- Monday 15th June EASIER.pdf
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- Monday 11th May Easier.pdf
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- EASIER Comprehension Challenge
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Reading practice for primary 5 ฝึกการอ่านสำหรับนักเรียนชั้นประถมศึกษาปีที่ 5.
The following are four stories for students from Primary 5 to practice reading. They are all from their Green Book. Click on the play button to read along with the teacher. The storyteller is Teacher Mandy. There is also a link to do a quiz about each story.
เรื่องเหล่านี้เป็นเรื่องมาจากหนังสือGreen Book ให้นักเรียนคลิกปุ่ม Play ฝึกอ่านด้วยตนเอง และตอบคำถามจากเนื้อเรื่อง
STORIES: Primary 1 | Primary 2 | Primary 3 | Primary 4 | Primary 5 | Primary 6
1. Emily is having a bad day. She woke up very late this morning. She didn’t have time to eat breakfast and she missed the bus to school. When she got to school, she remembered she had an English exam in the afternoon. She forgot to study for her exam last night. Emily spoke quietly during her English verbal exam, so she did not do well. “I was so careless today,” said Emily. “I hope tomorrow will be a better day!”
- Did Emily eat breakfast?
- When was her English exam?
- How did Emily speak in her verbal exam?
- Did Emily do well in her exam?
- What kind of day did Emily have?
Click here to answer the questions.
2. Lisa loves food! She can eat food all day long. For breakfast, she has a lot of milk, a few chopped bananas, and three oranges. Her breakfast is more expensive than her dinner. For lunch, she eats a piece of pizza, a bowl of rice, and drinks a bottle of water. Lisa eats chicken, a lot of grapes, and some salad for dinner. Her dinner is the least expensive meal of the day.
- What does Lisa love?
- What does Emily drink for breakfast?
- How many oranges does she eat?
- When does she eat pizza?
- Which is her least expensive meal?
3. Alex is a Thai student who is studying in Italy this term. He lives with a host family. His host mother is named Maria. She likes to cook delicious meals for Alex. His favorite Italian food is ravioli. On Mondays, Alex makes Thai food for his host family. Their favorite dish is fried rice. Alex’s host father is named Mario. His host father likes to take Alex to football matches. Last month, they went to an AC Milan match.
- Where is Alex studying?
- What is his host mother’s name?
- What is Alex’s favorite Italian food?
- When does Alex make Thai food?
- Where does Alex’s host father take him?
4. Jane is on a safari with her family in Kenya. Their language is Swahili. Did you know that safari means journey in Swahili? Jane and her family had to wake up at dawn to get ready for their safari. On their safari, they saw many wonderful animals. They saw giraffes, crocodiles, elephants, and a rhinoceros wearing shoes. Jane had never seen these animals before, so she made sure to take lots of pictures.
- Where is Jane?
- What does “safari” mean in Swahili?
- At about what time does she get up?
- Did they see elephants?
- What did Jane take a lot of?
MORE STORIES: Primary 1 | Primary 2 | Primary 3 | Primary 4 | Primary 5 | Primary 6
Primary 5 English Comprehension Open-ended CA1 Worksheet
Primary 5 english ca1 worksheets.
Primary 5 - Reading Comprehension
Answer the questions in short answers.
A class picnic
Our class is going to have a picnic at Tai Po Country Park next Wednesday. We're going to leave the school at 7:45 in the morning. We're going to take the school bus. You need to bring your own drinks and food. You can't barbecue there. We are going to arrive at the park around 9:00. First we play some games. You can play ball games but remember not to play in the stream. Then we have lunch at 12:30. After that we clean up the picnic site. We must keep the country park clean. Remember, don't pick the flowers and don't climb the trees. We're going to leave the country park at 2:30 in the afternoon. We can be back to school around 3:30. The next day is a school holiday. You don't need to come to school.
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1. When are the children going to have the picnic?
2. Where are they going to have the picnic?
3. How do they go to the country park?
4. What must the children bring?
5. Name two things the children mustn't do in the country park.
Find out how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, and inference.
Supporting comprehension at home
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Comprehension at school
As part of learning to read, your child will learn about reading comprehension throughout their time at primary school. The focus will probably move more heavily towards comprehension and away from phonics from Year 2 onwards, as your child becomes more confident with word reading.
What your child will learn
Find out how your child will learn to read at school:
Reading comprehension: Age 3–4 (Early Years)
- listen to stories and sometimes join in, retelling them in their own words
- sing songs and simple rhymes.
Reading comprehension: Age 4–5 (Reception / Primary 1)
- listen to stories and retell favourites
- recite songs and rhymes (and come up with some of their own).
Reading comprehension: Age 5–6 (Year 1 / Primary 2)
- listen to and talk about a range of stories and texts
- know and understand well-known stories, fairy stories, and traditional tales
- understand books they can read and listen to.
- discuss the meaning of the words they read
- begin to infer (read between the lines) the feelings of characters
- discuss the books they have read
- explain what happened in a story, or the main topic in non-fiction
- make connections between the story and their own life.
Reading comprehension: Age 6–7 (Year 2 / Primary 3)
- understand both the books they can already read themselves and those they listen to
- talk about books and poems, taking turns and listening to what others say.
- discuss the meaning of the words they read and make connections between new words and the words they already know
- discuss the words and phrases they like in a story
- talk about the way a non-fiction book is structured (headings, photographs, captions, contents page and so on)
- check that they have read a story correctly by spotting if it doesn’t make sense
- predict what is going to happen next based on what has happened so far
- infer the feelings and motivations of characters
- discuss the books they have read.
Reading comprehension: Age 7–8 (Year 3 / Primary 4)
By Year 3, most of the hard work of learning to read has been done. The main focus moves on to comprehension and building the habits that make a confident and keen reader. Your child will learn to:
- read a wide range of books and retell some stories orally
- read aloud and perform poems and play scripts
- talk about interesting words and phrases
- read between the lines and use evidence from the text when giving their opinion
- predict what might happen next
- use dictionaries to check the meaning of words.
- talk about the structure of non-fiction books
- spot themes (recurring ideas) in a book
- ask questions about a book to help them to understand it
- summarise the information or plot in a book
- make inferences (read between the lines) about a character’s behaviour, motivation or feelings.
Reading comprehension: Age 8–9 (Year 4 / Primary 5)
In Year 4, your child will be growing ever more confident as an independent reader. They will develop their comprehension skills and build the habits that make an enthusiastic reader. Your child will learn to:
- read a wide range of books and retell some stories
- talk about books and poems, take turns, and listen to what others say
Reading comprehension: Age 9–10 (Year 5 / Primary 6)
In Year 5, your child will continue to develop their comprehension skills and build the habits that make a confident and enthusiastic reader. Your child will learn to:
- read and talk about a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction, and reference books
- recommend books to their friends, giving reasons for their choices
- talk about themes in the books they read and make comparisons between them
- learn a range of poetry by heart and read poems and playscripts aloud with expression
- talk about how (and why) authors use language.
- check that the book makes sense to them as they read it
- compare different books that they have read
- summarise the information or plot in a book and explain what they have read to another person
- make inferences (read between the lines) about a character’s behaviour, motivation or feelings
- ask questions about a text to help their understanding and engagement such as ‘Where is this set?’ or ‘Why did she do that?’
- distinguish between facts and opinions
- locate information in non-fiction books and use this information elsewhere.
Reading comprehension: Age 10–11 (Year 6 / Primary 7)
In Year 6, your child will continue to develop as a reader, becoming increasingly independent as they prepare for secondary school. Your child will learn to:
- identify how the language, structure, and presentation of a text contributes to its meaning
- talk about how (and why) authors use language
- tell the difference between fact and opinion and find information from non-fiction texts
- talk about books, building on their own ideas and other people’s
- talk about what they have read, including through presentations and debates.
- make inferences (read between the lines) about a character’s behaviour, motivation or feelings
There is much more to reading than seeing a word and saying it out loud. Much, much more! When we read a book, we might be doing any number of the following tasks:
- Understanding the meaning of new or tricky vocabulary
- Understanding the key elements of a story such as character and setting in a story, or the main purpose of a non-fiction book
- Summarising the key events
- Making inferences (reading between the lines) about a character’s feelings, actions, behaviour or motivation
- Predicting what will happen next
- Finding information in a text
- Comparing the book to other books we have read, or comparing different characters or their behaviour, or linking information with something we already know
- Appreciating the language choices an author has made or the way the information is presented.
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