Every major standardized test has a reading comprehension portion of the exam, (I know, I know...BOO) and often, the reading comprehension passages are interwoven with other skills like math analysis, science reasoning or English grammar. These passages can be really, really tough, especially under timed testing conditions!
Reading carefully and answering the corresponding multiple choice questions is no easy feat, unless you're already a star reader. For most people, practice is absolutely key.
The good news is that there are just some types of questions that pop up again and again on reading comprehension tests which makes it easy for you to practice reading for this type of knowledge. Here are some of the biggies with practice questions and passages to help you master the fine art of actually understanding what you read. Teachers, feel free to print the included pdfs for easy substitute lessons plans or as subsidies to your lessons in class.
Reading Comprehension How-To
- How to find the main idea of a passage
- How to make an inference
- How to find the author's purpose
- How to understand vocabulary in context
Reading Comprehension Practice