Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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 Fable & Folktale Story Map
Fable & Folktale Story Map
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Fable & Folktale Story Map
Use this handy story map to help students organize the events and lessons in the fables and folktales they read.
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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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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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 Similar Stories
Compare Similar Stories
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Compare Similar Stories
Learners practice comparing two stories with similar characters and themes in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice
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Sugar and Spice
Get your third grader in the habit of reading deeper by encouraging him to think about what's going on in this short story and why.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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How the Alphabet Was Made
How the Alphabet Was Made
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How the Alphabet Was Made
Make reading time fun, with this classic short story by Rudyard Kipling. Then, complete a few comprehension activities on "How the Alphabet Was Made."
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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Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
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Can You Make an Inference?
Students will practice making inferences about the characters, setting, and events based on clues in the passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Learners practice comparing a variety of story elements, including characters, setting, and key events, in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Point of View: Being the New Kid
Point of View: Being the New Kid
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Point of View: Being the New Kid
Have you ever been the new kid? Well, maybe you can relate to the character’s point of view. Use this resource with your students to practice identifying the point of view of a text and explaining the character’s opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
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Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to list comparisons between two nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
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Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Your young readers are sure to enjoy this story about Ralph and the discovery he makes on his walk. This worksheet will help strengthen your students' comprehension skills as they answer questions about the text.
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
Worksheet
Character Changes
Character Changes
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Character Changes
Characters often change over the course of a story, and this worksheet will help young readers track and understand their development. Students can use this graphic organizer to consider various elements of a character's development throughout a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Characters from Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Characters from Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Characters from Two Fiction Texts
Children practice comparing and contrasting characters in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Settings from Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Settings from Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Settings from Two Fiction Texts
Children compare and contrast two texts with an eye toward setting in this reading comprehension worksheet.
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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Make Your Own Inferences 2
Make Your Own Inferences 2
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Make Your Own Inferences 2
A key component of reading comprehension is being able to draw conclusions—or make inferences—about what we read. Use this resource to give your students extra practice making their own inferences based on simple sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
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Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Learners will review a definition for each type of author's purpose, then sort nine sentences according to these criteria.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Common Question Words
Common Question Words
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Common Question Words
Use this resource to teach your students about the six most common words used to start questions.
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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Character Reactions
Character Reactions
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Character Reactions
It's important for students to understand how characters and the storyline are interconnected. Help your students break down individual character responses to major story events with this graphic organizer.
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.