Reading Comprehension Activities for Third Graders

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Help your third grade student reflect on his or her reading with these activities! They'll work on story sequencing, think about characters, and compare and contrast.

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Step Inside the Story!

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Let your child step into the main character's shoes as he keeps track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.

Make a Book Square!

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If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.

My Bookmark

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Help your child navigate her own passion for reading with a bookmark that celebrates her favorite moments, allowing her to relive them again and again.

Compare and Contrast Words

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This flash card game will help your child memorize words while visually learning the differences between objects.

Drawing Characters

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Add some artsy fun to your child's next reading adventure by letting her draw the characters.

Sticky Note Project

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Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.

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Fun With Reading

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This game turns prediction, a major component of third grade reading, into a fun game.

Storyteller

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This project will help keep your child's thoughts in order as he creates stories from the beginning all the way through to the end.

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