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Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities. Use this cause and effect worksheet to focus on story structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
Similes: Easy as Pie
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
If someone loses their glasses, are they as blind as a bee or a bat? This fill-in-the-blank worksheet introduces your child to popular similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Keeping Up with Context Clues
Keeping Up with Context Clues
Worksheet
Keeping Up with Context Clues
With this organizer, students will be able to find unfamiliar vocabulary as they read and use context clues to determine meaning.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly? Kids use context clues to learn the meanings of common idioms on this third grade reading worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Worksheet
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Use this worksheet to teach your students how to explain the meaning of literal and nonliteral language. Don’t forget the context clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
As quiet as a mouse or as quiet as a cucumber? Kids will learn the definition of a simile, then use pictures as clues to complete the similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Summary with Time Order Words
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Use this exercise with your students to create short summaries with transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Worksheet
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Use this worksheet to review figurative language! Students will write what they think each idiom on this worksheet means.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Use this worksheet to teach your students to write compound sentences with the support of sentence frames as they differentiate between literal and nonliteral meanings of idioms. Don’t forget the context clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
After reading the "My Vacation" series, use this worksheet to discover what you learned.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Understanding What You Read
Practice Understanding What You Read
Worksheet
Practice Understanding What You Read
This selection of questions helps reinforce reading comprehension and highlights various elements of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Vacation
My Vacation
Workbook
My Vacation
In this three-part series, a child anticipates a family getaway. Practice summarizing works of fiction, identifying chronology, interpreting pictures, and identifying homophones and homographs through this series of reading and comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My Vacation (Part One)
My Vacation (Part One)
Worksheet
My Vacation (Part One)
In this first-person narrative, a child looks forward to a first camping trip.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Use this lesson to help your ELs explore adjectives and how we can use them to describe things. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Similes that Describe ME!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Character Changes Order
Character Changes Order
Worksheet
Character Changes Order
Use this worksheet to practice sequencing a character’s feelings using transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Vacation (Part Three)
My Vacation (Part Three)
Worksheet
My Vacation (Part Three)
In the third installment of this narrative series, the family finally reaches their destination.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading the Pictures
Reading the Pictures
Worksheet
Reading the Pictures
Pick one thing from each of the "My Vacation series," then draw a picture to show what is happening.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: More Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: More Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: More Cause and Effect
How do events change characters in the story, or the story itself? Use this worksheet to review the concept of cause and effect.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Nightingale Comprehension
The Nightingale Comprehension
Worksheet
The Nightingale Comprehension
After reading The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen, complete this comprehension page to test your understanding of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
Lesson Plan
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo Comprehension
The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo Comprehension
Worksheet
The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo Comprehension
Students will read a story by Rudyard Kipling and answer comprehension questions that follow.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Vocabulary Mystery
The Vocabulary Mystery
Worksheet
The Vocabulary Mystery
Children will read a relatable story about a disappearing word, then practice sleuthing out the meanings of a few words on their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
When your students come across a new or important word, use this worksheet to help them gain a better understanding of the word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet