Year 4 Reading comprehension worksheets by Subject

Year 4 English Challenge Pack

Year 4 English Challenge Pack

Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 4 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.
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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
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Year 4 Cloze test: time outdoors

Year 4 Cloze test: time outdoors

Little Women is an American novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. It is about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. This passage is describes Laurie (their next-door neighbour) following them and finding them sitting outdoors. Look at the words at the bottom of the page. Can you work out where they should be inserted into the text?
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Year 4 Cloze test: Jo and Meg’s Christmas

Year 4 Cloze test: Jo and Meg’s Christmas

Little Women, an American novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, is about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. This passage is about two of the girls waking on Christmas Day. Look at the words at the bottom of the page. Where do you think they should be inserted into the text?
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Year 4 Cloze test: Beth’s dolls

Year 4 Cloze test: Beth’s dolls

Little Women is an American novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. It is about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. This passage is about the sister called Beth and how she cares for her dolls. Look at the words at the bottom of the page and see if you can work out where they should be inserted into the text.
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Reading comprehension: The party

Reading comprehension: The party

Little Women is an American novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. Read this passage is about the girls going to a party and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the no-presents Christmas

Reading comprehension: the no-presents Christmas

Little Women is an American novel by Louisa May Alcott about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. In this passage the girls discuss their plans for Christmas. Read the passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the dolls’ hospital

Reading comprehension: the dolls’ hospital

Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, a novel about four sisters growing up during the American Civil War, in 1868. This passage is about Beth, the second youngest of the family. Read the passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: the disastrous lunch

Reading comprehension: the disastrous lunch

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is a novel about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. In this passage one of the sisters, Jo, is cooking a meal for her friends and family. Read the passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Jo and Aunt March

Reading comprehension: Jo and Aunt March

Little Women is a novel about the lives of four sisters (the Marches) growing up in the 1860s, during the American Civil War. In this passage one of the sisters, Jo, has found employment caring for an old aunt. Read the passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: neighbours

Reading comprehension: neighbours

Little Women is an American novel written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868. It is about the lives of four sisters (the Marches) growing up during the American Civil War. In this passage one of the March sisters, Jo, is visiting her neighbour, Laurie. Read the passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: friends in high places

Reading comprehension: friends in high places

Little Women is a classic novel about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. In this passage Meg, the eldest, has made friends with Annie from the rich Moffat family. Read this passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Christmas morning

In this passage from Little Women, an American novel written in 1868, the four March sisters (Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy) wake up on Christmas morning. Their father is away fighting in the American Civil War and their Christmas is very different to all previous ones. Read the passage then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: an afternoon outing

Reading comprehension: an afternoon outing

In this passage from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott the March sisters’ friend and neighbour, Laurie, sees the girls going off to sit in the sun and follows them. Read the passage then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: Amy and Aunt March

Reading comprehension: Amy and Aunt March

Little Women is an American novel about the lives of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War in the 1860s. In this passage the youngest sister, Amy, is working as a carer to her aunt (a job previously done by her older sister, Jo). Read this passage and then answer the questions below.
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Reading comprehension: The blue planet

Reading comprehension: The blue planet

Read this story about what happens to Billy when he wakes up on a strange, blue planet, then answer the questions.
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Reading comprehension: The purple fruits

Reading comprehension: The purple fruits

A dilemma is a very difficult decision. This story is about a boy called Frank who finds himself having to deal with a dilemma. This passage offers lots of good descriptions of what Frank can see. Underline in red any words or phrases that describe the setting. Underline in blue any powerful verbs that describe what people are doing. Then create a story map with your own ending. Finally, continue writing the speech between the mouse and Frank.
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Reading comprehension: Dog saves diamonds

Reading comprehension: Dog saves diamonds

Read this newspaper report about a clever puppy who stops a robbery then answer the questions: Where is the headline? Why is it in bold? Why do we use pictures in newspaper articles? What are the words under the picture called? Underline all the words and phrases related to time. How many paragraphs are there in the text?
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Reading comprehension pack (KS2): The Stolen Book of Spells cover

Reading comprehension pack (KS2): The Stolen Book of Spells

Reading comprehension doesn't have to be dull! The Stolen Book of Spells offers KS2 students an engaging story, challenging questions and a riddle to solve – they'll be so immersed in the narrative they won't even realise they're working on their literacy. Answers are provided so you can mark your child's work and help them improve their ability to comprehend, decode and interpret what they read.
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Reading comprehension: the visit

Reading comprehension: the visit

An excellent worksheet to familiarise your child with reading comprehension and how it's tested and evaluated.
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