Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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Find the Main Idea: Shark
Find the Main Idea: Shark
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Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea Multiple Choice
Main Idea Multiple Choice
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Main Idea Multiple Choice
Readers practice identifying the main idea in works of nonfiction in this two-page reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
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Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Help your third grader practice following directions on how to build a tornado in a bottle, and build his reading comprehension skills in the process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Put the Story Sequence in Order
Put the Story Sequence in Order
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Put the Story Sequence in Order
Story sequencing will allow third graders to improve their reading comprehension by putting the sequence of events in the correct order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea: Working Dogs
Main Idea: Working Dogs
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Main Idea: Working Dogs
Children will be inspired by the many ways dogs help their human companions in this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
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Comparing Two Stories
Comparing Two Stories
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Comparing Two Stories
Use this resource for your students to practice reading and comparing the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Plastic
All About Plastic
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All About Plastic
In this worksheet, children discover what plastic is, how it is manufactured, as well as its history and about attempts to reduce plastic waste.
3rd grade
Science
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Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast: Short Stories
Your students will read two short stories, then compare and contrast the characters, problems, solutions, and themes with the help of a graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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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
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Learning About the Ocean
Learning About the Ocean
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Learning About the Ocean
Learners will practice identifying the main idea and supporting in works of nonfiction texts as they learn about the ocean.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you
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Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Children read six short passages and draw a conclusion about each one based on context clues.
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Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
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Cause and Effect
Readers work on their understanding of cause and effect as they identify instances of each in a short passage of fiction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Short and Sweet Summaries
Short and Sweet Summaries
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Short and Sweet Summaries
Use this resource with your students to practice writing concise fiction summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
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Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
In this worksheet, children read a story about two friends who like to roller skate together in their neighborhood.
3rd grade
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The Lion and the Mouse Fable
The Lion and the Mouse Fable
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The Lion and the Mouse Fable
Want to help your young readers learn to discern the central message or lesson of fictional stories? Have your students read this short version of the classic fable of the "Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop to practice determining the moral.
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Reading Comprehension:  Pinocchio
Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
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Reading Comprehension: Pinocchio
This exercise will strengthen your students' reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Learners compare two fiction stories for characters, setting, and plot in this reading comprehension worksheet.
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Write a Simple Summary
Write a Simple Summary
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Write a Simple Summary
Teach your students to write a simple summary using an easy-to-follow set of keywords.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
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Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension:  The Ice Cream Disaster
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
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Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
This passage will challenge your 3rd graders to think deeper into the text to strengthen their comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
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Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Pair the Cause and Effect
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Pair the Cause and Effect
Have your students practice finding the cause and effect relationships between two sentences.
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Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
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Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
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Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Use this resource to record cause and effect relationships found in a nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

It started with sight words, then came compound words, simple sentences, and short paragraphs. But by the time third grade rolls around, the texts get lengthier and more complicated. That’s why we created our third grade reading comprehension worksheets, which assist with story sequencing, summary writing, comparing and contrasting, and much more. And because our third grade reading comprehension worksheets feature so many intriguing and funny stories, your child will never again tell you reading is boring.