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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

Sweet Country Air

Students will read a story about a boy who visits his aunt’s ranch and learns a lesson about hard work. In the process, he lear...

526 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

A Good Place to Hide

An escaped hamster is the focus of this passage. Students will read a story about the search for this wily pet and answer quest...

253 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Down the Rabbit-Hole

by Lewis Carroll from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Chapter I passage: Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adve...

176 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary

The Case of the Missing Magazines

by RV staff writer

Students will read a detective story and see if they...

555 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Story Elements

A Farmer's Friend

by Staff Writer

Earthworms might be considered the unsung heroes of ...

234 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Summary

A Box of Colors

by RV staff writer

Students will read a passage about the invention of ...

244 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Opening the Door to Learning

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn to read and write, opening the door for others like her. Students w...

497 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea

From Tree to You

Students will read a nonfiction passage to learn where oranges come from and the process of turning oranges into juice. Student...

223 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary