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Grade 4 Short Stories Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
My Bed is a Boat 4 680L 104 Poem Analysis Poetry
How to Shoot a Free Throw 4 690L 237 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
How to Turn a Double Play 4 710L 185 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Polar Bears 4 710L 311 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
The Goose and the Golden Egg 4 720L 114 Multi-Skill Fiction
The Town of Coober Pedy 4 720L 234 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Diving Dogs 4 800L 270 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
The Value of Hard Work 4 810L 394 Multi-Skill Fiction
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite 4 820L 46 Poem Analysis Poetry
The Ring of Fire 4 880L 337 Main Idea Original, Informational
Archery 4 890L 273 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Farmer and the Snake 4 910L 214 Character Study Fiction
Who Was Dr. Seuss? 4 910L 350 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Goldfish 4 940L 669 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Bermuda Triangle 4 940L 286 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Little Things 4 970L 30 Poem Analysis Poetry
Stonehenge 4 980L 331 Main Idea Original, Informational
Sea Cucumbers 4 1000L 623 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Basketball 4 1030L 378 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Bed in Summer 4 1030L 86 Poem Analysis Poetry
Store Hours 4 N/A Real-life Reading Skills Original, Informational