Funny Stories Reading Comprehension

Laugh and Learn with these free printable reading comprehension funny stories. Print the reading passage for offline use or test comprehension with the fun online quiz game. Recommended level: 3rd Grade and up


Swimmers Beware

Alex, a tourist from Canada, was fishing in an area off the Florida coast. Many "NO SWIMMING" signs were posted near the shore.

A huge wave came up suddenly and Alex's boat capsized. Alex could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned boat.

He drifted towards the shore and finally saw someone in the distance on the beach. In his loudest voice, Alex shouted, "Are there any alligators around here?"

"No," answered the man on the beach. "They haven't been around for a few years."

Feeling safe, Alex let go of the boat and started swimming to shore. When he was about half way there, he asked the man, "How did you get rid of the alligators?"

"We didn't do anything," replied the man. "The sharks got them!"

Where was Alex from?
California
Canada
Florida
Canada What was Alex doing out at sea?
fishing
surfing
kayaking
fishing What do you think "capsize" means?
turn over
completely sink
develop a hole
turn over Why did Alex's boat capsize?
The boat hit a shark.
Another boat ran into it.
A big wave hit the boat.
A big wave hit the boat. Why did Alex cling to the boat at first instead of swimming?
He thought there might be alligators around.
He couldn't swim.
It was too far to swim.
He thought there might be alligators around. Why did Alex think it was finally safe to swim to shore?
He saw a "Safe for Swimming" sign.
A man on the shore told him there were no alligators.
He didn't see any alligators.
A man on the shore told him there were no alligators. Why was the area really not safe for swimming?
There were alligators around.
There were dangerous currents.
There were sharks around.
There were sharks around. What happened to Alex after he heard there might be sharks around?
He got attacked by a shark.
He swam safely to shore.
It doesn't say in the story.
It doesn't say in the story.

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