Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

Building reading comprehension skills helps your child summarize, answer questions, and draw conclusions about the material he reads. Our third grade reading comprehension worksheets will help guide your child to better understanding with structured reading exercises, mini-report bookmarks, story maps and more.
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Julia Child Biography Julia Child Biography Kids who are just starting to read nonfiction can get their feet wet with this easy Julia Child biography that has a quick comprehension exercise at the end.
Fact & Opinion Worksheet Fact & Opinion Worksheet Frank and Opie have very different ways of speaking.
The Elephant's Child The Elephant's Child Help your third grader with reading comprehension in this fun activity page on Rudyard Kipling's charming story, "The Elephant's Child."
Sugar and Spice Sugar and Spice Get your third grader in the habit of reading deeper by encouraging him to think about what's going on in this short story and why.
How the First Letter was Written How the First Letter was Written How was writing first invented? Find out by reading this delightful story by Rudyard Kipling, "How the First Letter was Written."
If you've never witnessed the grand scale and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park, don't worry! These reading comprehension worksheets will take your 3rd grader on a tour of the park, from the wetlands where you'll find a flock of 10,000 sandhill cranes, to the meadows where you can't miss the 2,000-pound bison. And we didn't forget about the bears, coyotes, moose, deer, song birds, peregrine falcons or Uinta ground squirrels you'll meet along the way.
Animals of Yellowstone National Park If you've never witnessed the grand scale and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park, don't worry!
How the Alphabet Was Made How the Alphabet Was Made Make reading time fun, with this classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Idioms: A Figure of Speech Idioms: A Figure of Speech Could you really pay for something with an arm and a leg?
Nonsense Words Nonsense Words Kids love nonsense, in case you haven't already noticed, and this wacky worksheet will work your wonderful wordsmith into a nonsense whirlwind.
How the Camel Got His Hump How the Camel Got His Hump Make reading practice fun with this reading comprehension packet, based on Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got His Hump", including some coloring and quiz questions.
Ada Lovelace Biography Ada Lovelace Biography Our wired society as we know it today might not exist without the work of one woman: Ada Lovelace.
The Butterfly That Stamped The Butterfly That Stamped Help your student with reading comprehension, and enjoy a favorite short story by Rudyard Kipling, about a King, a Queen and two quarreling butterflies.
The Story of Journey The Story of Journey This worksheet introduces kids to the fascinating true story of Journey and guides them to write a five paragraph essay about what they have read.
Captain Henry Morgan Captain Henry Morgan Meet a pirate from history, Captain Henry Morgan.
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions Using details to draw conclusions about a story is an important part of comprehension.
Folktales: The Princess Mouse Folktales: The Princess Mouse Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
Building reading comprehension skills helps your child summarize, answer questions, and draw conclusions about the material he reads. Our third grade reading comprehension worksheets will help guide your child to better understanding with structured reading exercises, mini-report bookmarks, story maps and more.