The school system seems to be demanding more and more of 3rd grade students. I guess we have to give them what they want. This page has some reading worksheets and activites to help prepare your 3rd graders. The worksheets on this page are written at the 3rd grade reading level. I used this fantastic tool to determine the readability scores of my worksheets, but you should read and approve each of them yourself for quality and appropriateness before giving them to a child. I encourage you to check out the worksheets written for the next two grade levels also. Reading scores vary greatly from one measure to the next. The readability scores on this page are a composite of those numbers. You'll get a better variety of appropriately leveled reading worksheets if you consider this idea of "reading bands." Click the button underneath this text to open up your band.
Include Worksheets Within 1 Grade Level (2nd and 4th)
Include Worksheets Within 2 Grade Levels (1st through 5th) Recommended
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Tetris | Nonfiction Reading Test - Tetris is the best-selling video game of all time. Learn more about this classic puzzler and answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. View my readibility scores.
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The Coliseum | Nonfiction Reading Test - The Coliseum is a well-recognized site and a popular destination. Learn more about its history in this reading passage. Then answer multiple-choice and long-response questions covering a variety of reading skills. View my readibility scores.
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The Pony Express | Nonfiction Reading Test - Despite its short time in operation, the Pony Express managed to make a significant impact on American culture. Learn more about the Pony Express and bulk up your reading skills with multiple-choice and long-response questions. These Common Core aligned questions cover a variety of reading skills. View my readibility scores.
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The Pony Express | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Wintertime | Nonfiction Reading Test - It can get awfully cold during the winter in some places. Learn more about how creatures have adapted to survive in the harsh climates. There are ten multiple-choice and three long-response questions following the passage. View my readibility scores.
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Wintertime | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
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Infer the Setting Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has five more passages to give your students practice with inferences and setting. Students read each passage and determine when and where it is taking place based on textual clues. Then they support their answers with evidence from the text. This is great practice. View my readibility scores.
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Those were the worksheets that I have written at or around the 3rd grade reading level. I know that the list is currently a little short. I am actively trying to create new content to better serve third grade students and teachers, and this page will be updated as I do so. I appreciate all of your comments and feedback, which can be left below. Thanks for visiting!
Lydia Boutwell/ March 15, 2021
I love the ereading activities, since my school is virtually, and I would love to see more for 3rd grade. The only problem I have is when one is labeled grades 2-5 for example, then the reading is to difficult for a 2nd grader. I just wished it would be broken down more. Otherwise, what you are doing is great and I appreciate all the work people are doing.
A big thank you to everyone makes this website possible.
Alice/ October 12, 2020
This is a fantastic platform to have for guiding students in grades 3-6 through specific skills. For the students the lessons are interesting, often captivating, and inspiring for those students who experience difficulties taking tests. Thank you! I appreciate your work. Be well.
Mrs Patton/ October 17, 2019
I love this Site it always me and my kids to work one on one and it is very fast loading also
Mrs Wilson/ March 6, 2019
Thank you so much for this brilliant website!
Eric Harrison/ May 10, 2018
I feel you are in need of more 3rd grade material.
Mr. Morton/ June 29, 2018
I agree with you.
Ruth/ January 4, 2018
Thank you so much for your hard work. I really appreciate what you do for us teachers with this site. I have been a 3rd grade teacher for more than 10 years and its not like it use to be, there is a great demand for rigor in 3rd grade. I have used your work when I have had gifted classes and the students loved the texts. Your work helps me challenge my 3rd graders and prepare them for 4th & 5th. Thank you!
Mr. Morton/ January 5, 2018
Be on the look out for a bunch of new content for grades 3-6.
I’m currently developing these activities…
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment!
alishukoohy/ December 8, 2017
I came across this invaluable site just today. I am certain that this will help me a lot as a teacher. I appreciate all your efforts dude. Thanks a zillion
Afifa/ July 2, 2016
Its a very nice site for children
hanan/ March 8, 2016
Lois Lukas/ January 11, 2016
We have been looking for FSA practice and are so happy to have come upon your site. Thank you so much for such great passages with Common Core Questioning!!
Sara/ May 26, 2015
Onomataepia sounds like it is not a real word
Mr. Morton/ May 30, 2015
I know, right? But look at this: https://www.google.com/search?q=define%3A%20onomatopoeia&rct=j
It is a real word.