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

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These six winter-themed reading comprehension activities are designed for reviewing or assessing reading skills. Developed with standards in mind, they are tailor-made to target specific fiction and nonfiction reading skills, making them ideal for both review sessions and assessments.


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Included in this download:

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


Reading skills included in this download:

  • Text Evidence (Finding Answers in Fiction Texts) FICTION
  • Theme & Summary (Finding Themes & Morals in Stories) FICTION
  • Characters in Stories (Words, Thoughts, and Actions) FICTION
  • Context Clues (Meanings of Words and Phrases) FICTION
  • Main Idea (Finding the Main Idea and Key Details) NONFICTION
  • Text Features (Analyzing Non-Fiction Texts) NONFICTION


Self-Checking Option:

Each activity is accompanied by an optional winter-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:

  • 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 winter-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:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students really enjoyed using these mystery pictures to review and work on skills that we had been learning. The short reading passages, questions, and pictures to check their work were something that kept them engaged! They seemed to do better on this activity than on other activities practicing the same skills. –Francis B.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students loved this activity! The stories are very engaging and the picture that they have to color afterward makes it very fun for them! Highly recommend this resource!–Jessica M.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I LOVE THESE!!! This is such a great way to know if my students are rushing through their work or if they are actually taking the time to read and go back to find the answers. –Melissa M.


In this one convenient resourceyou can…

  • have 6 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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