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 stories3rd grade reading comprehension worksheet

These grade 3 leveled stories and reading worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z and correlated to grade levels. Each story is followed by reading comprehension exercises.  Each successive level provides greater reading challenge.

Children's stories & reading worksheets

Free children's stories for third grade. 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 texts are approximately at a 3rd grade reading level.

Fables and 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. These free kid's fables and worksheets are aimed at grade 3 students.

Reading comprehension exercises for grade 3

These third grade reading comprehension exercises focus on specific comprehension topics such as the main idea and supporting details of a text; sequencing events; and story elements such as characters, setting, plot; and predictions.  We also introduce students to the distinction between facts and opinions.


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

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