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3rd Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 3rd grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers and vocabulary activities. These printable3rd grade reading activities include short story excerpts,  passages from popular books as well as high-interest information topics.

(258) Results for 3rd Grade Reading Passages

Emma's Big Game

by Elizabeth Trach

Emma's baseball team is playing in the championship ...

408 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Peter’s Coal Mine

by Edith Nesbit from The Railway Children

Chapter II passage: Published in 1906, "The Railway ...

409 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Aidan and the Blue Whales

Learning that a creature as amazing as the blue whale could be on the endangered animals list made Aidan think. More than that,...

529 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary, Theme

Out With the Goats

by Johanna Spyri from Heidi

Chapter III passage: Swiss author Johanna Spyri wrot...

607 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

The Bat and the Weasels

Sometimes it takes some fast thinking to get out of a tight situation. A clumsy little bat finds this out when he has some tric...

507 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

The Gardener and the King

Nothing would grow in the King’s garden. No matter who tried, they couldn’t get anything to grow. Finally, the King found a gar...

488 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Mountain Gorillas

Rose’s Dad told her and her sister they were going on a safari to learn about mountain gorillas. Rose wanted to go on summer va...

491 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Don’t Drink from That Pond!

Bruce the dog kept telling Daisy the cat not to do bad things. Daisy didn’t listen and discovered the consequences. After readi...

457 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Being Neighborly

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Five passage: Jo March is the central charac...

812 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues

The Super Summer Strawberry

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Sara’s strawberry is the biggest she’s ever seen. Wh...

530 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary