Turn the Page on Reading Comprehension StrugglesIt goes without saying that reading comprehension is a huge component to literacy. But it’s not always an easy skill to master. These reading comprehension worksheets were designed get kids over the proverbial comprehension hump, regardless of their grade or literacy levels. In addition to intriguing, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction reading passages, parents and teachers will find all kinds of exercises that will strengthen writing, vocabulary, critical-thinking, and comprehension abilities. Several worksheets also touch on various literary techniques, from character comparison and storyboarding to drawing conclusions and cause and effect. Of course, we understand that, when it comes to education—and especially reading—not every student progresses at the same rate. That’s why you’ll find so many options in our online portal. So if you happen to be the parent of a first-grader who is already reading on a third grade level, you’ll find texts and worksheets that will stimulate his advanced brain. Similarly, if your child is a tad behind the curve, there are activities that will build up her abilities and her confidence as she slowly but surely gets up to speed—and then some.
Grade 3 Reading Comprehension
Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing. Included are fiction and non-fiction passages at a grade 3 level. All worksheets are pdf files.
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Reading Worksheets - Leveled
These grade 3 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system. The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.
More Reading Worksheets
Each passage is followed by 6 questions which the child may answer by writing in the space provided or by verbalizing the answer to his tutor or parent. Texts can be fiction or non-fiction and are typically 350-450 words long. The text is approximately at a 3rd grade reading level.
Max's Good Habit Fiction, 386 words
Amusement Park Problem Fiction, 407 words
Anna and Her Basketball Adventure Fiction, 350 words
Force Non-fiction, 372 words
What are Clouds? Non-fiction, 377 words
Hats in Harvard Fiction, 450 words
Helping Hally Fiction, 260 words
How to Make Ice Cream Non-fiction, 290 words
Landforms Non-fiction, 293 words
Life cycles Non-fiction, 288 words
My New Scooter Fiction, 422 words
The Solver Fiction, 376 words
Tag Rules! Fiction, 370 words
Amanda's News Fiction, 391 words
Healthy Muscles Matter Non-fiction, 450 words
Will the Wolf Fiction, 459 words
Historical Reading Worksheets
Each historical passage or fable is followed by four questions. Exercises for grade 3 students involve recalling information directly from the text as well as understanding concepts such as prediction, inference and character traits.
The Story of a Wise Woman Non-fiction, 420 words
The Bee, Fiction, 200 words
The Shoemaker and the Elves, Fiction, 300 words
The Swift Runner, Fiction, 410 words
Anne and Frank, Fiction, 180 words
Fortune and the Beggar. Fiction, 450 words
The Blind Men and the Elephant, Fiction, 420 words
The Eagle and the Fox, Fiction, 440 words
Ned and Rover and Jack, Fiction, 425 words
The Whistle Fiction, 550 words
Saving the Birds Fiction, 600 words