Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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Understanding Personification
Understanding Personification
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Understanding Personification
Use this worksheet to help students identify personified nouns and their respective verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fiction: Main Idea and Details
Reading Fiction: Main Idea and Details
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Reading Fiction: Main Idea and Details
EL students will practice using sentence frames to write about main idea and details.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
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Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension: Home Sick
Use this resource to review the concept of cause and effect with your students. In this exercise, students will read a fiction text and identify cause and effect relationships.
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
Use this winter-themed Reader’s Theater script to engage your readers as they practice reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Selma to Montgomery March
The Selma to Montgomery March
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The Selma to Montgomery March
Learn more about marches for freedom during the civil rights movement with the worksheet The Selma to Montgomery March.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
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Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
In this historical heroes worksheet, second and third graders read a short passage about Owens' life and legacy, then answer the comprehension questions to help determine their understanding.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Use this resource with your students to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic. When integrating information from two texts on the same topic, your students’ knowledge will grow exponentially.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries
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Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
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Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
This worksheet helps students analyze the ways in which stories are similar and different.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
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Practice Your Reading Comprehension
After reading the "My Vacation" series, use this worksheet to discover what you learned.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Learners will decide which two statements are true and which is a lie.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Fiction Travel Brochure
Fiction Travel Brochure
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Fiction Travel Brochure
Children reflect on the importance of a book's setting as they design a travel brochure for a work of fiction they have read.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
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Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Your third graders will love reading this story about Mike, his friends, the kickball game, and the runaway ball! Use this resource with your students as they answer basic comprehension questions about a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
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Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Use this resource to get your students comparing and contrasting information from two short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Cat That Walked by Himself
The Cat That Walked by Himself
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The Cat That Walked by Himself
Beginning readers will love this short story by Rudyard Kipling, all about how the animals were first domesticated.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Practice: Titanic
Point of View Practice: Titanic
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Point of View Practice: Titanic
Use this high-interest text with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view. Students will determine the author’s viewpoint on the subject of the Titanic as they establish their own points of view.
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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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
In this historical heroes worksheet, children are introduced to Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to help found Tuskegee University and advocate for the educational and civl rights of fellow African Americans.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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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Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
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Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Students will refer to important details to answer text-dependent questions about some wild weather! Get ready to read like a detective and learn some cool facts along the way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: More Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: More Cause and Effect
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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
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The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Searching for a worksheet to help with your kid's reading skills? This printable uses a classic Aesop Fable.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
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Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
Read this classic story by Rudyard Kipling with your students for basic reading comprehension practice. As they answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions, your students will prove that they understand what they read!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Vacation: Word Search
My Vacation: Word Search
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My Vacation: Word Search
See how many camping words you can spot in this word search!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Pronouns
Point of View Pronouns
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Point of View Pronouns
Use this resource with your students to practice looking at pronouns in sentences to determine the point of view narration. Your students will be challenged to create new sentences written in first person.
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.