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Ereading Worksheets Online Reading Activities

Online Reading and Language Arts Activities

Are you looking for online reading activities?  How about interactive practice activities targeting specific reading skills? At ereadingworksheets.com you can complete ereading worksheets: online reading skill quizzes about such subjects as identifying figurative language, recognizing patterns of organization or text structure, comprehending texts, determining the author’s purpose, and more.  

Valuable practice with reading skills will help prepare students to succeed on standardized tests and make students more well-rounded readers.  These activities are 100% free. Please share them with your students or others on your blog, web page, or web site.


Online Reading and Language Arts Tests

Nonfiction Reading Tests

Here is a selection of online reading comprehension tests. These tests are based on nonfiction reading texts. The questions cover such reading skills as main idea, text structure, inferring, and (of course) comprehending.

Chess | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 1-4

TV | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 1-4

Metal Detectors | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

Tetris | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

Seat Belts | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

The Coliseum | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

The Pony Express | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

Wintertime | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6

Reading (That’s right, a reading passage about reading) | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7

Black Friday | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7

Hummingbirds | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7

Worst Game Ever? | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Carnivorous Plants | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Google | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Hyperinflation | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test Ereading Worksheet
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

Garbage | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

Asian Carp | Nonfiction Reading Test Ereading Worksheet
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

Maginot Line | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

A Tale of Two Countries | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12

Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12

Castles | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13

Gutenberg | Nonfiction Reading Test
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13

Short Stories | Reading Activities

Here are 20 of my all-time favorite short stories available as online tests. Students read the texts, answer the multiple-choice questions, and respond to the long-response prompts. Students can print, save, or email their responses. They can even share their scores on Facebook, if the kids are still doing the Facebook. Warning: Some of these texts contain violence. Mature subjects and themes may be at hand as well. Read these texts for appropriateness before you assign them to students. Visit my page on short stories to find better descriptions and alternate file formats for these texts.

“That Spot” by Jack London | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

“The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” by L. Frank Baum | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

“The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Gift of Magi” by O. Henry | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Cat That Walked by Himself” by Rudyard Kipling | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Story of Keesh” by Jack London | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Lottery Ticket” by Anton P. Chekhov | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

“Gilray’s Flower-Pot” by J.M. Barrie | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

“2 B R 0 2 B” by Kurt Vonnegut | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

“A Mystery of Heroism” by Stephen Crane | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

“The Hydrophobic Skunk” by Irvin S. Cobb | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

“Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” by H. G. Wells | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10

“A Respectable Woman” by Kate Chopin | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

“A Piece of Steak” by Jack London | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

“The Son” by Hermann Hesse | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

“Thrown Away” by Rudyard Kipling | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11

“Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale” by Mark Twain | Online Reading Activity
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12

Author’s Purpose Practice

Author’s Purpose Practice Test 1
Author’s Purpose Practice Test 2
Author’s Purpose Practice Test 3
Author’s Purpose Practice Test 4
Author’s Purpose Practice Test 5
Author’s Purpose Practice Test 6

Characterization Practice

Characterization Practice Test 1
Characterization Practice Test 2
Characterization Practice Test 3
Characterization Practice Test 4

Fact and Opinion Practice

Fact and Opinion Practice Test 1
Fact and Opinion Practice Test 2
Fact and Opinion Practice Test 3
Fact and Opinion Practice Test 4
Fact and Opinion Practice Test 5
Fact and Opinion Practice Test 6

Figurative Language Practice

Figurative Language Practice Test 1
Figurative Language Practice Test 2
Figurative Language Practice Test 3
Figurative Language Practice Test 4
Figurative Language Practice Test 5
Figurative Language Practice Test 6
Figurative Language Practice Test 7
Figurative Language Practice Test 8
Figurative Language Practice Test 9
Figurative Language Practice | Edgar Allan Poe
Figurative Language Practice | O. Henry
Figurative Language Practice | Shakespeare

Hyperbole and Understatement

Hyperbole and Understatement Practice 1
Hyperbole and Understatement Practice 2
Hyperbole and Understatement Practice 3
Hyperbole and Understatement Practice 4

Similes and Metaphors

Simile and Metaphor Practice 1
Simile and Metaphor Practice 2
Simile and Metaphor Practice 3
Simile and Metaphor Practice 4

Idioms Practice

Idioms | Practice Test 1
Idioms | Practice Test 2
Idioms | Practice Test 3
Idioms | Practice Test 4

Genre Practice

Genre Practice 1
Genre Practice 2
Genre Practice 3
Genre Practice 4
Genre Practice 5
Genre Practice 6
Genre Practice 7
Genre Practice 8
Genre Practice 9
Genre Practice 10

Inferences Practice

Making Inferences Practice 1
Making Inferences Practice 2
Making Inferences Practice 3
Making Inferences Practice 4
Making Inferences Practice 5

Irony Practice

Irony Practice 1
Irony Practice 2
Irony Practice 3

Main Idea Practice

Main Idea Practice 1
Main Idea Practice 2
Main Idea Practice 3
Main Idea Practice 4
Main Idea Practice 5

Point of View Practice

Point of View Test 1 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 2 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 3 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 4 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 5 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 6 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 7 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 8 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 9 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 10 (20 questions)
Final Point of View Test (40 questions)

Story Structure Practice

Story Structure Practice Test 1 – “The Breakaway”
Story Structure Practice Test 2 – “When Gertrude Grew Great”
Story Structure Practice Test 3 – “The Phone Call”

Text Structure Practice

Text Structure Practice 1
Text Structure Practice 2
Text Structure Practice 3
Text Structure Practice 4
Text Structure Practice 5

Types of Conflict

Types of Conflict Practice 1
Types of Conflict Practice 2
Types of Conflict Practice 3
Types of Conflict Practice 4

Nouns

Nouns and Superheroes
Singular, Plural, and Possessive Nouns
Concrete and Abstract Nouns
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Common and Proper Nouns 2
Common and Proper Nouns and Pronouns
Singular, Plural, and Possessive Nouns 1
Singular, Plural, and Possessive Nouns 2
Noun Types Practice 1
Noun Types Practice 2
Nouns Test

Capitalization

Capitalization Practice 1
Capitalization Practice 2
Capitalization Practice 3
Capitalization Test

Contractions

Contractions Practice 1
Contractions Practice 2
Contractions Practice 3

Double Negatives

Double Negatives Practice 1
Double Negatives Practice 2
Double Negatives Practice 3

Homophones

Homophone Practice 1
Homophone Practice 2
Homophone Practice 3

Verbs

Action Verbs and Verbs of Being with Pirates
Verb Phrases with Horses
Verb Conjugation, Tense, and Aspect on the Farm
Verbs Test with Insects

Subjects, Predicates, and Objects

Subjects, Predicates, and Objects with Skaters!
Subjects, Predicates, and Objects with Pirates!
Subjects, Predicates, and Objects with the Pretty Princess
Subjects, Predicates, and Objects Practice 1
Subjects, Predicates, and Objects Practice 2

Clauses

Clauses at the Mall

End Marks

Practice with End Marks 1
Practice with End Marks 2

Commas or Semicolons

Comma or Semicolon 1
Comma or Semicolon 2

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