Third Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Grade 3 Reading Comprehension

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.  Included are fiction and non-fiction passages at a grade 3 level.  All worksheets are pdf files.

Reading Worksheets - Leveled

These grade 3 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z and correlated to grade levels.  The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.

Free Worksheet Reading Level In store
The Sun and the Stars
Level N workbook
Miss Mitchell's Comet
Level N workbook
The History of Chocolate
Level O workbook
Famous Amos Cookies
Level O workbook
Musical Instruments to Play P
Level P workbook
A Response to 9-1-1
Level P workbook

More Reading Worksheets

Each passage is followed by 6 questions which the child may answer by writing in the space provided or by verbalizing the answer to his tutor or parent. Texts can be fiction or non-fiction and are typically 350-450 words long. The text is approximately at a 3rd grade reading level.3rd grade reading comprehension worksheet

Max's Good Habit    Fiction,  386 words

Amusement Park Problem   Fiction, 407 words

Anna and Her Basketball Adventure    Fiction, 350 words

Force   Non-fiction, 372 words

What are Clouds?    Non-fiction, 377 words

Hats in Harvard   Fiction, 450 words

Helping Hally   Fiction, 260 words

How to Make Ice Cream   Non-fiction, 290 words

Landforms   Non-fiction, 293 words

Life cycles   Non-fiction, 288 words

My New Scooter   Fiction, 422 words

The Solver    Fiction, 376 words

Tag Rules!   Fiction, 370 words

Amanda's News    Fiction, 391 words

Healthy Muscles Matter   Non-fiction, 450 words

Will the Wolf   Fiction, 459 words

Historical Reading Worksheets

Each historical passage or fable is followed by four questions.  Exercises for grade 3 students involve recalling information directly from the text as well as understanding concepts such as prediction, inference and character traits.

The Story of a Wise Woman     Non-fiction, 420 words

The Bee,    Fiction, 200 words

The Shoemaker and the Elves,   Fiction, 300 words

The Swift Runner,   Fiction, 410 words

Anne and Frank,   Fiction, 180 words

Fortune and the Beggar.   Fiction, 450 words

The Blind Men and the Elephant,   Fiction,  420 words

The Eagle and the FoxFiction, 440 words

Ned and Rover and Jack,   Fiction, 425 words

The Whistle    Fiction, 550 words

Saving the Birds    Fiction, 600 words


We also have some short plays and drama exercises  which can be fun way of building comprehension skills.

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