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It 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


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