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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Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: I Knew It!
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
The Butterfly That Stamped
How the Camel Got His Hump
Descriptive Adjectives: Fantastic!
1896 Olympics
The Elephant's Child
Habitats Word Search: Grassland Animals
Photo Bookmarks
Native American Tribes: Apache
Native American Tribes: Mohawk
Harry Houdini
Native American Tribes: Cherokee
The Battle of Bunker Hill
Learning how to comprehend literature is an important skill for young readers. Encourage reading comprehension for novels, short stories, and more with this set of worksheets.
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.

Developing a Love for Reading with Worksheets

The third grade reading worksheets above will help your child learn to love reading through engaging activities that not only bring material to life through an exciting, illustrated format, but also invite participation from budding readers in the process. At this critical age, many students cement either their love for learning, or their distaste for it. Before you see burnout, or even to remedy it, present third grade reading worksheets as an effective learning tool and fun alternative to longer texts. Often, expanding a child’s vocabulary can be a difficult process. If you notice your child getting stumped by words, let them tackle third grade vocabulary worksheets, which serve the dual purpose of growing their vocabulary in preparation for further third grade reading worksheets and longer texts, as well as building confidence in their reading ability. Get your child started on these short and fun exercises by simply clicking on the image of a worksheet they are excited about, downloading it to your device, and printing it out for your child’s enjoyment.

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