Back to School Activities Reading Comprehension



These Back to School Activities and comprehension questions are a perfect tool to use to help students practice their comprehension. In this product, you will find five back to school stories with 2 comprehension activities for each. One of the comprehension papers deals with answering questions about the text and the other paper deals with writing a response based on the passage. It’s perfect for the first week back to school.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages are now created in Google Slides.

Story 1: Getting Ready for the First Day of School

  • The 5 W’s
  • Personal writing response

Story 2: A Mountain of Paperwork

  • Dialogue questions
  • Personal writing response

Story 3: The Scared Teacher

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Fictional writing response

Story 4: How Zack’s First Day Was Ruined

  • Character Response
  • Fictional writing response

Story 5: Katie’s Awesome First Day of School

  • Sequencing
  • Personal Writing response

-I have found that second grade students benefit to read this as a whole group the first time, then allow them to respond individually. However, it works great for higher readers independently. 3rd graders could work independently through this activity.

Buy the entire fictional comprehension bundle here!
Bundle of Stories

More Back to School packs:
Back to School On-the-Go
Cooperative Learning Activities
Back to School Flip Book
Rules and Procedures