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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

Biography: Benjamin Franklin

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

This biography of Benjamin Franklin, written in 1915...

724 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Trouble at Workbench 19

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Snowdrop the Elf oversees Santa’s toy workshop and k...

723 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Spiff the Elf

by Elizabeth Trach

Spiff is one of Santa's elves, but he isn't always c...

395 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Story Elements, Summary

Jon’s Pajama Problem

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Jon can be a forgetful kid. When he forgets his paja...

525 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

The Story of Fidgety Philip

by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann from Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures

“The Story of Fidgety Philip” is a poem from the boo...

214 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Jack and Jason

Jason and Jack are brothers who don’t get along; in fact, they fight constantly. When Mom finally gets fed up one summer and th...

526 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

Grace Wants a Bike

Grace wants a new bike. Her friend Mia just got one merely by asking. However, Grace’s parents tell her she must work for hers....

450 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary, Theme

The Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, Summary

Peggy and June

by Elizabeth Trach

Peggy and June are two frogs with very different ski...

405 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

Project Mercury: The First Americans in Space

Students will read a passage about Project Mercury and learn about the Space Race and America’s first human spaceflight program...

519 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary