Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
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Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Use this graphic organizer to support learners' understanding of cause and effect in the books they read.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
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Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Map
Story Map
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Story Map
Use this graphic organizer to have students write words or draw pictures to complete the story map.
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
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All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
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Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Elements in Sentences
Story Elements in Sentences
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Story Elements in Sentences
Use this resource to help your students identify story elements in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Practice
Point of View Practice
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Point of View Practice
One of the first questions young readers should ask is, "Who is telling this story?" Here students will practice spotting different points of view by identifying which point of view sentences are written from and then writing sentences of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
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Amelia Earhart Biography
Children are introduced to the life and accomplishments of aeronautics pioneer Amelia Earhart in this fascinating worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Local Government
Local Government
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Local Government
Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Context Clue Matching
Context Clue Matching
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Context Clue Matching
When children encounter new words, they don't need to make a beeline for the dictionary. Train them to use context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain
Story Mountain
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Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Summary with Time Order Words
Summary with Time Order Words
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Summary with Time Order Words
Use this exercise with your students to create short summaries with transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
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Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Children practice connecting cause to effect in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
In this worksheet, children read a classic fable about a man and his son who get too much advice!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
With this resource, give your students practice comparing and contrasting the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
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A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
Use this resource with your students to practice connecting key events in nature. They will read about the water cycle and note the steps in order that they occur.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
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Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
After your students finish reading this story about Leo and how he overcomes his soccer injury, they will answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
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Compare and Contrast Fictional Stories: First Day at the New School
In this exercise, your students will compare and contrast two fictional stories with the same characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
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Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Learners will practice analyzing a short script in this winter-themed reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Task Cards
Inference Task Cards
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Inference Task Cards
Use these task cards with your students to practice reading short passages and making inferences about character, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions with Text Evidence
Making Predictions with Text Evidence
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Making Predictions with Text Evidence
This exercise will give your students practice reading a text, making a prediction, and citing text evidence to support it. They will use introductory phrases as they complete sentence frames to create strong evidence-based sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
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Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Give your students practice with Reader’s Theater in the wonderful genre of drama. They will read and practice fluency, as well as comprehension.
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.