Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

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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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Manatee Facts
Manatee Facts
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Manatee Facts
Ancient mariners mistook the manatee for a mermaid! Your young biologist won't make the same mistake after learning about the manatee with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Science
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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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Signal the Story Structure
Signal the Story Structure
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Signal the Story Structure
Use this resource to teach your students how to use signal words as they explain the beginning, middle, and end of a fictional story.
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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A Christmas Carol: Story Map
A Christmas Carol: Story Map
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A Christmas Carol: Story Map
Celebrate the season by reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Then challenge your young reader to fill in this graphic organizer chart.
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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Reading Comprehension: How the First Letter Was Written
Reading Comprehension: How the First Letter Was Written
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Reading Comprehension: How the First Letter Was Written
Students will answer who, what, when, where, when, why, and how questions after reading a story by Rudyard Kipling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Raven Steals the Light
The Raven Steals the Light
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The Raven Steals the Light
This old Native American myth, The Raven Steals the Light, is the perfect story to spook -- but not scare -- kids this Halloween.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introductory Phrases: Cite the Evidence
Introductory Phrases: Cite the Evidence
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Introductory Phrases: Cite the Evidence
Use this resource to teach your students how to use introductory phrases as they cite text evidence in their answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare Story Elements
Compare Story Elements
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Compare Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students track information as they compare and contrast the story elements from two fiction texts
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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How the First Letter was Written
How the First Letter was Written
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How the First Letter was Written
How was writing first invented? Find out by reading this delightful story by Rudyard Kipling, "How the First Letter was Written."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Plot
Story Plot
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Story Plot
If your budding reading is writing their first book report, help them nail down the plot with this quick review worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Timeline Organizer
Timeline Organizer
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Timeline Organizer
Students can use this versatile graphic organizer to order events in fiction or nonfiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Tale of Two Texts
A Tale of Two Texts
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A Tale of Two Texts
This compare and contrast exercise will give your students practice recording information about two similar fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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A Christmas Carol: Symbolism
A Christmas Carol: Symbolism
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A Christmas Carol: Symbolism
Symbolism in A Christmas Carol helps bring out the story's holiday messages. Learn about symbolism in A Christmas Carol with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Chapter Summary
Chapter Summary
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Chapter Summary
Here's a chapter summary guide where your child can jot down the characters in a chapter, his favorite character and even predict what will happen next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of Water
Third graders practice comparing two nonfiction texts in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Jackie Robinson Biography
Jackie Robinson Biography
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Jackie Robinson Biography
Help your budding reader learn how to spice up a boring biography by asking him to add in the details that make good writing even better.
3rd grade
Social studies
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The Nation's Capital: Washington, D.C.
The Nation's Capital: Washington, D.C.
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The Nation's Capital: Washington, D.C.
Learners get a brief introduction to the capital of the United States in this worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Asking Questions: Before, During, and After
Asking Questions: Before, During, and After
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Asking Questions: Before, During, and After
This is a comprehension resource for students to record their questions before, during, and after they have read nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Summarize a Fable: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Summarize a Fable: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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Summarize a Fable: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
In this reading comprehension worksheet, children read a fable of a man, a boy, and a donkey who are headed to market, and the advice they get along the way!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Emotion Match Cards
Character Emotion Match Cards
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Character Emotion Match Cards
Use this worksheet to practice matching a character’s actions with their emotions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Fact or Opinion
Glossary: Fact or Opinion
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Glossary: Fact or Opinion
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Fact or Opinion.
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.