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Reading is a very important part of learning a language. It's considered a receptive skill, otherwise known as a passive skill, which means that students dont necessarily have to produce language - just receive it. But more often than not, students have difficulty reading because of vocabulary and/or the context involved. BusyTeacher.org offers 1,314 reading comprehension worksheets that are sure to help your students stay engaged in their reading, by providing interesting stories and effective exercises.

We as teachers dont always have the time to make up our own stories, or go through books to pick out excerpts to present in our lessons. The reading worksheets on BusyTeacher.org offer a variety of different stories and texts in different categories and genres to help your students improve their reading ability and learn the language, all the while enjoying the stories they're reading. Depending on what you're aiming to teach, you can use these worksheets in a whole variety of different ways in the classroom. If a worksheet has a story that contains dialogue, you could assign roles to students and have them act out what the characters say. You can also use the stories on the worksheets to create comprehension questions. Some worksheets can even make for classroom discussion topics. After reading a passage, you can present a question to students, and ask them to give their opinions of where the story is going. These are just some of the many things you can do to make use of these worksheets in the classroom.

Whether you're teaching scanning, skimming, critical thinking, or reading for gist, BusyTeacher.org has the worksheet(s) you need for your lessons. There are worksheets on just about any topic you can think of - sports, business, history, and holidays to name a few. Another handy feature on BusyTeacher.org is that each worksheet has the level shown in the description, which makes it easy for you to find an appropriate worksheet for your students. The thumbnail can be opened to full page view, so you can check if the worksheet is right for your lesson. Some worksheets you'll find here are appropriate for several - or even for all levels, which means they're reusable for a future lessons with students at different levels.

No registration or subscription is necessary to download our worksheets. Theyre all free to download, copy, and use in your lessons. Plus, all of them were created and uploaded by fellow ESL teachers from all around the globe, and have helped other ESL teachers in their lessons. In addition, if you have a worksheet you've created and would like to submit it to this site, you can do so by clicking the Submit a worksheet link at the bottom of this page. Join thousands of other ESL teachers using BusyTeacher.org, and bookmark us as your number-one stop for worksheets to use in your lessons daily! With 1,314 reading worksheets, planning your lessons has never been easier. Get started by checking out the most popular worksheets below. Try downloading one and using it in your lesson today!

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Endangered Species - Red Wolf Research

Endangered Species - Red Wolf Research

, , , Reading Comprehension
Did you know that the Red Wolf (Canis Rufus) is the most endangered of all the wolf species? Students are asked to fill in the missing information and then fill in the missing words using the word ...
1 Views 2,682 Elem
Eagles - Hotel California Lyric and Song Theory

Eagles - Hotel California Lyric and Song Theory

Reading Comprehension,
Hello! The first part of the worksheet is a simple listening comprehension exercise in which the students must listen and complete the lyrics of the famous song "Hotel California" by the Eagles. T ...
1 Views 6,429 Pre-IntIntAdv
Endangered Species - Mountain Gorilla

Endangered Species - Mountain Gorilla

, , , Reading Comprehension
Did you know that male gorillas are called silverbacks? How much do your students know about the gentle mountain gorilla? Students are asked to fill in the missing information and then fill in the ...
1 Views 9,892 Elem
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - Reading Comprehension

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives - Reading Comprehension

S.I.
, , Reading Comprehension
The circus story has been modified slightly from the original text (source incl.) to suit beginner level students. Students read the story and then answer the multiple choice or true/false questio ...
1 Views 17,354 BegElem
Research Activity: Amur Leopard

Research Activity: Amur Leopard

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students and will help a child's research skills. This worksheet asks students to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to ...
2 Views 4,864 Elem
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Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

This is a complete lesson plan for practising linking adverbials and conjunctions in writing and speaking. This sheet contains: a lesson plan, a handout for some contrasting linking words seen in ...
1 Views 11,453 IntAdvExam
Reading Personal Information

Reading Personal Information

Reading Comprehension
Students practice reading personal information off of a business card or personal ID card in this short reading comprehension worksheet. This worksheet helps reinforce real-life reading skills and ...
1 Views 9,287 Int
Endangered Species - Fin Whale

Endangered Species - Fin Whale

, , , Reading Comprehension
Did you know that the fin whale is the second largest whale in the world? Find out some more interesting facts about fin whales by completing this endangered species resource. Students are asked t ...
2 Views 12,873 Elem
A Simple Love Poem - Reading Comprehension

A Simple Love Poem - Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension
This worksheet helps students improve their reading comprehension skills by reading a poem and answering a series of questions about the poem. Students will also compare the poem they read to anot ...
1 Views 11,530 IntAdv
Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

If you are talking about movies and it seems that you've done everything, let your students do this task. They have to guess what the movie is by reading a summary about it. The keys are included ...
4 Views 26,920 IntAdvExam
Reading Passage: Build an Emergency Kit

Reading Passage: Build an Emergency Kit

Reading Comprehension
Help build students' reading comprehension skills and help them learn about emergency preparedness with this short reading passage on how to build an emergency kit. The passage is accompanied by a ...
4 Views 15,783 Int
African Animals Mini Book

African Animals Mini Book

, Reading Comprehension
Beginning or younger English language learners can use this mini book to practice their reading skills and learn the names of African Animals. Print out the book, and then have students cut out an ...
4 Views 13,757 BegElemPre-Int
Endangered Species: Great White Shark

Endangered Species: Great White Shark

, , Reading Comprehension
Did you know that great white sharks are now considered vulnerable? How much do your students know about the great white shark? Students are asked to fill in the missing information and then fill ...
9 Views 18,488 Elem
Jackie Robinson Reading Passage

Jackie Robinson Reading Passage

Reading Comprehension
Jackie Robinson was a famous baseball player that ESL students who are also baseball fans may be familiar with. This reading passage tells a little bit about Jackie Robinson's life. Students can u ...
2 Views 19,941 IntAdv
Real-Life Reading: Birthday Invitation

Real-Life Reading: Birthday Invitation

Reading Comprehension
Students read the birthday invitation, and then answer questions related to it. This real-life reading activity helps build basic reading comprehension skills that students can use as they interac ...
4 Views 18,569 ElemInt
Real-Life Reading: Store Hours

Real-Life Reading: Store Hours

, Reading Comprehension
This worksheet helps build everyday reading skills by having students read a sign showing the hours for a store. Students must answer question based on the sign, such as "What time does the store ...
7 Views 14,543 ElemInt
Rhyming Riddles

Rhyming Riddles

, , Reading Comprehension
In this worksheet, students read riddles to try to figure out the mystery word. The clues include words that rhyme with the mystery word. Students will not only learn rhyming words, but they will ...
7 Views 20,933 ElemPre-IntInt
Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
, Reading Comprehension,
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 22,267 All
At the Restaurant

At the Restaurant

S.I.
, , Reading Comprehension
This worksheet has 2 activities which focus on restaurant vocabulary. The first activity is a gap fill for a restaurant conversation and the second activity asks questions based on a fictitious re ...
8 Views 46,770 BegElem
Introduction to 'Pride and Prejudice'

Introduction to 'Pride and Prejudice'

BusyTeacher Contributor
Reading Comprehension
This is an explanation of "Pride and Prejudice" taken from The Glencoe Literature Library. Form A has blanks where Form B has text and vice versa. Students have to work in pairs, reading out lou ...
3 Views 10,898 IntAdv
Reading: Alice in Wonderland

Reading: Alice in Wonderland

Reading Comprehension
This worksheet can be used as a test in reading skills for elementary learners. It contains such tasks as giving the title to the text, true/false statements, finding synonyms and antonyms, answer ...
9 Views 24,784 Elem
Improving the Environment - Carrier Bags

Improving the Environment - Carrier Bags

This resource was created for primary/elementary students and focuses on carrier bags and how we can improve the environment. Students are asked to read the information about the use of carrier ba ...
7 Views 20,912 Elem
Story- Phantom of the Opera

Story- Phantom of the Opera

chosoon
Reading Comprehension
We made this worksheet for a reader lesson activity for 10th graders. They read the chapters and try to find the answers in the book. 
3 Views 11,952 Int
The Barber's Pole - High Level Gap Fill

The Barber's Pole - High Level Gap Fill

Celia Jenkins
, , Reading Comprehension
This worksheet is a reading activity for high level learners with an excellent grasp of the English language. Students must read the paragraphs and fill the gaps using the word key at the bottom o ...
4 Views 11,257 Adv
Cloze Activity - Anne Frank

Cloze Activity - Anne Frank

, , Reading Comprehension,
Who was Anne Frank? Why is Anne Frank Famous? Find out some facts about Anne Frank by completing this cloze activity. There are 12 facts that students must fill in using the word bank to help them ...
7 Views 14,007 Elem

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