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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

Louisa May Alcott’s First Book

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her book “Little Women.” This passage tells of her family’s poverty and the writing of her...

379 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Pansy Takes a Trip

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Anika can’t wait to get on board for her first airpl...

1,193 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Bessie Blount Griffin: Inventor and Forensic Scientist

Bessie Blount Griffin was an inventor, nurse, physical therapist, and forensic scientist. She was the first African American wo...

443 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Dragon’s Valentines

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Ember the Dragon burns every valentine she is given ...

527 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Blue Whales: Saving the Giants of the Ocean

Students will read a passage about blue whales and threats they face in their ocean environment. They will then answer question...

396 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Michael, Tsar of Russia

Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was the founder of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. The dynasty was in power from 1613 to 1917. This ...

380 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Ahiga and the Monster Bear

Ahiga was a young, unassuming boy. Although he had magical powers, he hid it from his village until a monstrous bear threatene...

485 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Henry Knox: First Secretary of War

Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. Th...

528 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Frostberry Goes North

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When Frostberry the penguin finds himself sad and lo...

1,228 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Theme