Summer Activities Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions | 3rd 4th and 5th Grade | Printable Teacher Resources | A Love of Teaching

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These 12 summer-themed reading comprehension activities are designed to review or assess reading skills. Developed with standards in mind, they are tailor-made to target specific fiction and nonfiction reading skills, making them ideal for summer practice, test prep review, and assessments.

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Included in this download:

  • a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading passages and questions for teachers, tutors, or parents to use
  • optional mystery pictures for students to color after answering questions
  • can be used as summer practice or test prep


  • 12 standards-based, multiple-choice reading comprehension activities
  • 12 optional color-by-code mystery pictures for self-checking
  • All answer keys

Self-Checking Option:

Each activity is accompanied by an optional summer-themed color-by-code mystery picture for students to complete after they answer the questions. This makes this a self-checking resource for students. When students complete the mystery picture, they’ll know if they answered the questions correctly.

These activities are perfect for:

  • summer practice
  • test prep
  • teachers, tutors, or parents
  • reading skills review
  • assessments
  • literacy centers
  • homework
  • independent desk work
  • early finishers
  • sub plans, and more!


The best part?

The best thing about this resource is how versatile and engaging it is. It mixes important reading skills with fun summer-themed activities and color-by-code puzzles, making learning more interesting for students. Plus, it helps students check their answers with the optional mystery picture, giving instant feedback!

Need to take a day off or a sick day at home? This is a great resource to leave for a substitute!

Teachers like you said:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The kids positively love doing these!! They complete the questions and I assess their answers quickly, so they will be able to color the answers correctly. They love to see how their picture compares to the others. Great Idea!!! Thank you for creating and sharing your talent. - Colleen M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My ELLs loved this resource! We have completed a few digital mystery pictures in class. They loved that they could tell whether their answers were correct through the completion of the picture. I also assigned this resource on a remote day. Easy for me, challenging for them, fun for all! - Abby H.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students loved using mystery pictures in a different capacity! Usually, we use them in math, but they have so enjoyed using them in reading. The pictures test a variety of reading skills and are easy to implement and use in many ways. They make great morning work! - Nicole B.

In this one convenient resourceyou can…

  • have 12 ready-to-go activities that you can use to review or assess reading skills and standards.
  • make it easy for students to get immediate feedback by using the optional mystery pictures, allowing them the opportunity to go back and make corrections if the mystery picture does not look correct.
  • use your students’ scores to guide your instruction.
  • use these pre-made reading activities as sub plans when you need to take a day (or week) off!
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