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Enhance your child's reading skills with our engaging reading comprehension worksheets designed specifically for 8-year-olds. At Kids Academy, we provide a variety of printable worksheets that are both fun and educational, featuring stories and exercises to improve vocabulary and understanding. Each worksheet is crafted to stimulate young minds, encouraging critical thinking and detailed comprehension through age-appropriate texts. Our resources help build confidence and a love for reading, making learning a delightful journey. Perfect for use at home or in the classroom, our worksheets support continuous progress in literacy skills. Explore our collection today to unlock your child's potential!


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The Lion and the Mouse Worksheet
The Lion and the Mouse Worksheet

The Lion and the Mouse Worksheet

Writers often have a hidden message or theme in their stories. This printable worksheet helps readers uncover these themes by looking at what characters do and say in "The Lion and the Mouse". It's a great practice resource for learning to interpret stories.
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Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet 3rd Grade
Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet 3rd Grade

Reading Bar Graph Worksheet

Take your child north to practice data reading with a polar bear friend! This worksheet challenges 3rd graders to interpret data on a graph and solve related math problems.
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Spelling worksheet: homophones ate/eight
Spelling worksheet: homophones ate/eight

Homophones Ate/Eight Spelling Worksheet

Help your child conquer homophones with this fun worksheet! Kids will choose the correct spelling of ate/eight with the help of related images. This colorful PDF worksheet is a great way for them to learn and enjoy at the same time.
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Forms of energy worksheet for 3rd grade
Forms of energy worksheet for 3rd grade

Forms of Energy Worksheet

This fun worksheet will help kids understand electricity. Kids identify objects powered by batteries or outlets. Perfect for 3rd Grade, this worksheet will fascinate them as they learn about this form of energy.
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Prometheus story worksheet
Prometheus story worksheet

Prometheus Story Worksheet

Help kids improve reading comprehension with this Prometheus story worksheet! Learn about this classic mythological tale and break down the plot into understandable parts. By doing so, children will understand the story each step of the way.
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Collective Nouns Practice Worksheet
Collective Nouns Practice Worksheet

Collective Nouns Practice Worksheet

This worksheet helps your child master collective nouns. Five pictures show different groups of nouns, and your child must draw lines to the right collective noun words. It's a great way to help them sort out the words and understand collective nouns.
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Birthday Words Worksheet
Birthday Words Worksheet

Birthday Words Worksheet

Kids adore birthday parties! Whether it's theirs or a friend's, the event is a huge draw for kids. This fun birthday-themed worksheet teaches kids to identify the letter combination -ir. Get them to scan and circle the colorful words that contain -ir. It's an exciting PDF page they won't want to miss!
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Ar and or words phonics worksheet
Ar and or words phonics worksheet

Ar and Or Words Phonics Worksheet

Master the distinct digraphs 'ar' and 'or' with this fun phonics worksheet from Kids Academy! With meaningful illustrations, it'll guide your child to choose the right one. Get ready for the great results!
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Adding up to 1000 with Regrouping: Page 9
Adding up to 1000 with Regrouping: Page 9
Adding up to 1000 with Regrouping: Page 9
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Reading: Follow the Suffixes Worksheet
Reading: Follow the Suffixes Worksheet

Reading: Follow the Suffixes Worksheet

Students use suffixes to find the right way through a maze in this enjoyable activity! Understanding suffixes helps kids decode and comprehend more words, leading to better reading fluency. A great addition to your reading classes, keep this printable close!
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Services Worksheet
Services Worksheet

Services Worksheet

Help your child learn the difference between services and goods with this Kids Academy worksheet. Guide your child to read each sentence and select the correct worker who does the job for the service. With this worksheet, your child can learn about common services in the community.
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First Person on the Moon Worksheet
First Person on the Moon Worksheet

First Person on the Moon Worksheet

In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to step foot on the moon! With this fun worksheet, you can teach kids fascinating facts about the Apollo 11 mission. After reading, they can show off what they've learned with a quiz!
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Around the Globe Worksheet
Around the Globe Worksheet

Around the Globe Worksheet

This worksheet introduces your students to the globe. Explain that it's a 3D representation of our planet, and highlight the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Hemispheres, plus the Equator and Prime Meridian. Then, have them circle the fractions associated with the shapes shown. Point out the shaded or colored sections for guidance.
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The Ugly Duckling / El Patito Feo Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling / El Patito Feo Worksheet

The Ugly Duckling / El Patito Feo Worksheet

This cute worksheet uses the story of The Ugly Duckling to help students learn Spanish. Fun pictures help make picture-word associations, while they check off the correct words to create the swan. Students won't realize they're learning - they'll just think the ducks are cute!
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Dinosaur Facts Worksheet
Dinosaur Facts Worksheet

Dinosaur Facts Worksheet

Help your child improve reading skills with engaging nonfiction texts! This dinosaur facts worksheet will teach fun information and test kids on the key details. It'll keep them motivated and ready to learn!
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Capitalization Worksheet: Fix the Story
Capitalization Worksheet: Fix the Story

Capitalization: Fix the Story Worksheet

This worksheet is perfect for mastering capitalization in stories: Fix the Story. Read along with your child and help them find all the words that require capitalization. It's sure to be a fun and engaging challenge!
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Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet
Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet

Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet

Kids may think inventions are high-tech, but many of the world's most important inventions are ancient! This Kids Academy worksheet helps kids learn about the wheel, clock, tools and candles - inventions that changed the world! Kids will simply review the pictures and trace the dotted lines to the right answers. Great for social studies!
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Rhymes in Poems Worksheet
Rhymes in Poems Worksheet

Rhymes in Poems Worksheet

Poems are lovely works of literature; some with rhymes, and some without. This poem for kids is full of rhymes and tells the tale of a sheep. Read it aloud to your kids, then help them circle the rhyming words.
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Sequence Word Eagle Worksheet
Sequence Word Eagle Worksheet

Sequence Word Eagle Worksheet

Help your child brush up on reading and writing with this fun worksheet. Read the story of the golden eagle's day, then have the child circle the numbers in the right order. Point out the sequence words that tell the order of events. This helps learners understand how to make their writing clear and understandable to others.
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The Crow and the Pitcher Worksheet
The Crow and the Pitcher Worksheet

The Crow and the Pitcher Worksheet

Introduce your child to reading comprehension with this fascinating worksheet from Kids Academy! Featuring Aesop's fable of a thirsty crow, your child will enjoy reading and determining the central theme of the passage. This worksheet is a great way to give your child a purpose for reading while helping to build their comprehension skills.
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Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet
Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet

Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet

Remind your child of what George Washington Carver created. Can they tell you? This worksheet has arrays with his creations. Match the array to the multiplication fact and help your child to circle the product.
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More About Dinosaurs Worksheet
More About Dinosaurs Worksheet

More About Dinosaurs Worksheet

Let your little archaeologist have a blast with this Kids Academy worksheet! They’ll explore the past and learn more about the triceratops while practicing their informational text skills. Be sure to highlight the textbox and show them how the frill is explained. Finish the worksheet by answering the question!
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Adding up to 50 Without Regrouping: Page 57
Adding up to 50 Without Regrouping: Page 57
Adding up to 50 Without Regrouping: Page 57
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Bodies of water worksheet PDF
Bodies of water worksheet PDF

Bodies of Water Worksheet

From oceans to streams, our planet is filled with different types of waterways. Show your child how to recognize them using this bodies of water worksheet PDF. It has vivid illustrations to help your kid learn without leaving home.
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Reading comprehension is a cornerstone of a child's academic success and lifelong learning, making it crucial for parents and teachers to prioritize for 8-year-olds. At this formative age, children transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Strong reading comprehension skills empower them to understand and retain detailed information from texts, essential for all subjects, including science, history, and math word problems.

Good reading comprehension enhances vocabulary and language skills, making children better communicators. It encourages them to think critically and make connections between different ideas and concepts. For 8-year-olds, understanding what they read also boosts their confidence, fostering a positive attitude towards learning.

Furthermore, comprehension allows children to explore new worlds through books, expanding their imagination and creativity. It lays the groundwork for academic achievement, as children who comprehend well are better prepared for standardized tests and future educational challenges.

Investing time and resources into developing these skills can also foster a love of reading, turning it into a lifelong habit. This provides a foundation for self-directed learning and intellectual curiosity throughout their lives. Thus, prioritizing reading comprehension at this critical age is paramount for a child's overall educational growth and future prospects.