Download these FREE 3rd-grade reading comprehension worksheets and use them in class today! These PDF worksheets are designed for readers at a grade 3 level and include both fiction and non-fiction passages. Each passage is engaging without being overly complex and is followed by five reading comprehension questions designed to help students practice extracting and interpreting information from texts.
Worksheet 1: Main Idea (Non-Fiction)
Title: A Journey Through The Rainforest
This first worksheet contains a short passage about the rainforest followed by five reading comprehension questions. The questions aim to help students identify the main idea of the passage and the details supporting this main idea.
Worksheet 2: Sequence Of Events (Fiction)
Title: Lucy’s First Soccer Game
This next reading comprehension worksheet is a fictional passage about a girl named Lucy’s first soccer game. Students should read the passage and answer the questions on the next page. The questions aim to help students understand the sequence of events in the story.
Worksheet 3: Cause And Effect (Non-Fiction)
Title: From Seed to Sunflower
This next worksheet asks students to read the passage and then answer questions about the cause-and-effect relationship in the life cycle of a sunflower.
Worksheet 4: Character Analysis (Fiction)
Title: Charlie the Brave Little Rabbit
This fictional reading passage is a bout a brave rabbit named Charlie. Students are asked to read the passage and answer the reading comprehension questions on the next page. These questions aim to encourage students to analyze Charlie’s character based on his actions and decisions.
Worksheet 5: Comparing and Contrasting (Non-Fiction)
Title: Polar Bears and Penguins
This last worksheet is a non-fiction passage about the habits of polar bears and penguins. The reading comprehension questions about this passage guide students to compare and contrast the two animals based on the information in the passage.
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