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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

Ninjas!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Who makes messes when nobody is watching? It can’t b...

353 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Cranky Frankie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Marco is getting fed up with Frankie, his baby broth...

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

Thumbelina Meets the King of the Flowers

"Thumbelina" is a story about a tiny girl and was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. This passage retells the part ...

537 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Summary

Johnny and the Apple Seeds

Johnny loved growing apples. He loved it so much he decided to plant apple trees everywhere. But, first he had to get the seeds...

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

Echo the Christmas Parrot

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Lucy sends her Christmas letter to the North Pole an...

790 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Paul Bunyan, the Biggest Baby in the Northeast

Paul Bunyan is a tall tale that originated through oral stories of North American loggers. His enormous size and strength allow...

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

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

Nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote the highly controversial book, “Silent Spring.” The book had the chemica...

439 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Calamity Jane and the Black Hills Expedition

The Black Hills in Dakota played a big part of the gold rush history. In 1875, the Newton-Jenny Expedition headed out to map th...

487 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Nathanael Greene, the Youngest Brigadier General in the Continental Army

Nathanael Greene had aspirations to be an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution. The problem though was he...

381 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary, Theme

Cali Learns to Skate

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

Young Cali isn’t sure she is up for the challenge wh...

836 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary, Theme