Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
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
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Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
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Reader’s Theater: Fall Festival
Use this fall-themed Reader’s Theater script to give your students practice reading fluently. Then, challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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History of Fireworks
History of Fireworks
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History of Fireworks
Children read a brief history of fireworks, then answer a series of questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
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Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
Bring it back to the basics with this reading comprehension exercise about Mindy, her birthday party, and her cake.
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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Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
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Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
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Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
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Reading & Writing
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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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Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
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Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Help your third grader stretch their writing muscles by selecting sentences that support a main idea, then penning a few of their own.
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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 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.
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Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
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Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Identifying the author’s purpose is as easy as P-I-E with the right mnemonic device! 
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Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
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Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
In this Reader's Theater worksheet, students read a script, then answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.
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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.
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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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Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
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Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Use this resource with your students to practice relating to the text by making connections. Your students will practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections as they read literature or informational text.
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.
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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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Making Inferences: Where Are They?
Making Inferences: Where Are They?
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Making Inferences: Where Are They?
This reading resource gives your students practice using text clues and background knowledge to make inferences about characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
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All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.