Third Grade Reading Worksheets and Printables

When children enter the 3rd grade, they begin comprehending more complex texts and building a reader's vocabulary. Our third grade printable worksheets and reading passages help eight- and nine-year-olds learn and review third grade reading concepts such as parts of speech, fact versus opinion, and story morals.
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Habitats Word Search: Forest Animals Habitats Word Search: Forest Animals Kids find forest animals in this third grade science word search.
Captain Henry Morgan Captain Henry Morgan Meet a pirate from history, Captain Henry Morgan, and get your child's imagination going while blasting boredom out of the water with fun reading and writing.
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
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."
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.
How the Whale Got His Throat: Reading Comprehension How the Whale Got His Throat: Reading Comprehension Make reading fun with this whale of a tale, "How the Whale Got His Throat," by Rudyard Kipling!
Habitats Word Search: Rainforest Animals Habitats Word Search: Rainforest Animals Put your kid's observational skills to the test with this word search that will help her learn some of the animals that inhabit a rainforest.
Homophones: Write It Right 1 Homophones: Write It Right 1 In this third grade reading worksheet, kids complete sentences with the correct homophones, or words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings.
Cool Bookmarks 1 Cool Bookmarks 1 Add some fun to the old-fashioned placeholder with this bookmark!
Habitats Word Search: Desert Animals Habitats Word Search: Desert Animals Kids find desert animals in this science word search.
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.
Idioms: A Figure of Speech Idioms: A Figure of Speech What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly?
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities.
Jamestown Colony Jamestown Colony Sail back in time to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, with this fun, fact-filled worksheet.
Madam C.J. Walker Madam C.J. Walker Learn more about this amazing woman, and get some practice finding the main idea in a nonfiction passage, with this Madam C.J.
How the Alphabet Was Made How the Alphabet Was Made Make reading time fun, with this classic short story by Rudyard Kipling.
When children enter the 3rd grade, they begin comprehending more complex texts and building a reader's vocabulary. Our third grade printable worksheets and reading passages help eight- and nine-year-olds learn and review third grade reading concepts such as parts of speech, fact versus opinion, and story morals.