Compiled here is a collection of printable 3rd-grade reading comprehension worksheets featuring thought-provoking stories, poems and informational texts with visually appealing illustrations that grab the attention of children at once. Kids refer explicitly to the text to answer the questions, determine the moral of a text, distinguish between literal and non-literal language, describe the chief characters and read the passages with grade-appropriate accuracy and expression. Download some worksheets for free and give them a head-start in learning!
The Seasons | Non-fiction
The informational text has many interesting facts. Kids learn to derive answers from the text and add the suffixes -er and -est to make the comparative and superlative degrees of a few adjectives. It's a lot easier than it sounds.
Running with the Thing | Fiction
This story is going to cast a spell on you with its mysterious setting. The printable ELA worksheet introduces idioms and elicits responses based on the story. Read the story to figure out what 'the Thing' actually is!
The Talented Dog | Non-fiction
This informative piece has it that dogs make great friends for people. With a wide range of questions, including sentence formation, the central message, and finding evidence, this is more than engaging.
My Pet | Poem
Have you ever had an unusual pet? The child in the poem has one, who is all ears to the child's stories. Read the poem to find out who it is and help kids answer questions and analyze the character of the child as well.
Finding Billy's Bike | Fiction
Jenna sets out when Rose needs help with the missing bike. The 3rd grade worksheet introduces an important Common Core aspect in reading comprehension: "making explicit reference to the text", among other questions.
Making a Rainbow | Fiction
Colors have always fascinated kids and life without them would be boring! Find textual evidence to support arguments and equip kids with a few antonyms using the comprehension questions featured in this pdf.
Mousy's Lucky Day | Fiction
Caught between exhilaration and compassion, Mousy is a little confused. This grade 3 worksheet first interests with an MCQ, before it intrigues with some inference and "moral" questions.
Kite Rider | Fiction
Here, the child is thrilled to bits, but the thought of not being able to see his parents sends shudders down his spine. This worksheet is engrossing, with questions as diverse as T/F, MCQ, and reflecting on the story.
Autumn's Artwork | Poem
Thanks to the nuance and precision it displays, Autumn has turned out to be an astoundingly catchy work of art. Here's a great help in finding and masterfully using topic-specific words, part and parcel of the Common Core Standards for reading.
In Daddy's Socks | Fiction
This is a refreshing take on a child's fancy about its Daddy's socks. In the reading comprehension worksheet pdf, children test how well they can make inferences from the text, learn yet another idiom and attempt questions based on the passage.
George Washington | Non-fiction
George Washington was the first president of America, and he set an expemplary model for the future presidents. He was also a skilled soldier. The questions include an MCS, defintion, finding specific details and more.
States of Matter
Everything is made of matter. Whether it’s people, flowers, or clouds, they all have these tiny particles called matter. This reading comprehension for 3rd grade is an informational text where kids answer questions like identifying a statement that’s not true.
Statue of Liberty
Tall, inspiring, and historical, the Statue of Liberty had a little longer name originally – the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World. This printable passage contains questions that test skills like finding the main idea, looking for key details, and more.
Trees, moss, animals, and bugs flourish in a forest ecosystem. Every group has a place in this amazing community. This reading comprehension worksheet pdf is abounding in knowledge. Questions include sorting details pertaining to different forest types and more.
Gecko Gets Growing
Liam’s heart sank when one day he saw Clyde, his pet gecko, pale and sick. But a close look had him smiling, for Clyde was just shedding skin and not sick. Enjoy this passionate yet informative reading comprehension passage, learn from it, and answer some questions.
Our Solar System
Ours is just one of the many planetary systems in the universe, where planets orbit a host star. Apart from the Earth, there are seven other planets in the Milky Way. Comprehend the key idea of this informational text and try answering the questions that follow.
A Visit to the Horse Farm
Kendra is having a great time riding the horse during her visit to Grandpa and Grandma. As she swung her legs across the saddle, Grandpa gave her a boost. Answer an inference questions, write the meaning of a phrase and find evidence to support an opinion.