Grade 3 Reading and Language Arts

Grade 3 reading topics

Typical topics covered in grade 3 language arts include:

Phonics – using syllabification to break down words into smaller decodable units.

Vocabulary and Spelling - building grade 3 vocabulary, with emphasis on "figuring out" new words through context clues, examination of root words and other word analysis skills.

Reading Comprehension - typical grade 3 texts are somewhat longer than in grade 2 but the emphasis is on have greater sentence complexity and harder vocabulary.  Vocabulary from outside the student's normal usage can be introduced as well as greater use of non-fiction texts. Students can make more inferences based on text information and prior knowledge (e.g. characters emotions or actions), drawing and supporting conclusions and inferring cause and effect relationships.

Grammar and Writing - students are writing paragraphs of text with emphasis on proper use of verb tenses, subject-verb agreement and correct use of commas and conjunctions.  Different types of adjectives and adverbs are introduced.

Grade 3 language arts worksheets

Reading Comprehension

Our grade 3 reading worksheets include several groups of texts followed by comprehension exercises based on the text: leveled stories, children's stories, fables.  We also have a set of comprehension worksheets focused on specific topics like "drawing conclusions " or "author's purpose".

Vocabulary Worksheets 

A variety of exercises related to improving vocabulary and word usage including word definitions, context clues, multiple meaning words, homophones and more.

Spelling Worksheets

Lists of grade 3 spelling words followed by various exercises to practice them.

Grammar & Writing

Grade 3 worksheets introducing students to the parts of speech, punctuation and related concepts which form the building blocks for writing proper sentences.  Emphasis on types of sentences and proper use of commas, verb tenses and conjunctions.

Grade 3 reading workbooks

Full description of our grade 3 language arts workbooks are available in our bookstore.

Levelled Readers for Grade 3

Reading Comprehension, Leveled Readers

Part of our A-Z series of levelled readers.  Levels N, O and P correspond to grade 3.

Grade 3 Grammar and Writing Workbook

Grammar and Writing for Grade 3

Our grade 3 grammar workbook aimed at teaching grammar in the context of practical writing skills.

Grade 3 Vocabulary Workbook

Vocabulary for Grade 3

Our grade 3 vocabulary workbook.

Grade 3 Spelling Workbook

Spelling for Grade 3

Our grade 3 spelling workbook.

Short plays for grades 1-3

Short Plays for Grades 1-3

A collection of 10 original plays for kids in grades 1-3.

Crosswords Workbook


20 crosswords, each on classic kid's topics.

Phonics flashcards

Phonics Flashcards

Over 1,000 flashcards in 35 categories.

Sight Words Flashcards

Sight Words Flashcards

Sight word flashcards including Dolch, Fry sightwords and some custom sight word worksheets