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Free Printable Literature and Reading Worksheets

Take your students on a journey to new worlds through reading. Explore our rich literature worksheets that include printables for classic poems, short stories, novels for children and adults, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, fables & fairy tales. This page includes many free worksheets for your favorite texts. If you like these literary resources, help us spread the word about them!

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Christmas and Winter Holiday Literature

Our Christmas and winter holiday literature worksheets connect with popular children's books related to the winter season. Read the books with your students, and then use the worksheets to check for understanding. You may also use these worksheets to help extend your child's learning while on winter break.

Children's Literature

Explore questions and activities related to popular children's book, both classics and more recent additions.

Dr. Seuss Worksheets

Explore the crazy world of Dr. Seuss and encourage kids to get createive with our selection of Dr. Seuss worksheets. These worksheets focus on writing prompts and learning worksheets that reference the works of Dr. Seuss.

Young Adult Literature

These worksheets relate to books written with pre-teens and teens as their primary audience.

Classic Literature

Discover worksheets and activities related to classic novels from authors such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Louisa May Alcott.


Find worksheets for books organized by genre, such as historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, and fantasy.

Other Texts

Find worksheets for a range of texts from classic short stories to African-American literature and biographies.

Identifying Genre, Character Study, Other Literature Worksheets

Our general literature worksheets are designed to promote literary analysis and critical thinking skills in students. These worksheets are generic and can be used with a variety of books, articles, poems, and other types of texts. For more English worksheets, check out our Printable Reading Worksheets and Informational and Fiction Reading Passages.

Chapter-by-Chapter Novel Worksheets

Our chapter-by-chapter novel worksheets serve as a resource to help teachers and students check for understanding as they read through popular novels in elementary, middle school, and high school. We're constantly working to add to our selection of chapter-by-chapter worksheets. If there's a novel you'd like to see worksheets for, let us know and we may be able to add it to the list.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Lord of the Flies

Romeo and Juliet


The Outsiders

The Pearl

A Christmas Carol

Charlotte's Web

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Thirteen Reasons Why

A Wrinkle in Time

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Catcher in the Rye

Nineteen-Eighty-Four (1984)