Grade 3 Reading Comprehensions


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.89

     challenging words:    home-cooked, packing, afternoon, boring, surprising, beginning, fell, highly, refrigerator, meals, ditch, however, sweetheart, doing, nearly, purse
     content words:    Mothersaurus Rex, Dino Dinners, Ty Rex

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By Beth Beutler

1     It was 2:00 in the afternoon. Mothersaurus Rex was thinking about her families' dinner, but she had no idea what to make. She poked around in the refrigerator. There was some bread dough, a wilted head of lettuce, some milk that was beginning to spoil, and a few frozen Dino Dinners. They had already had some of those last night. She kept them on hand just as a treat. They weren't as healthy as her home-cooked meals, plus they were rather salty. She did not like to serve them too often.
2     Mothersaurus sighed. "I guess it's time to go grocery shopping," she thought to herself. "I just hate to go to the Dino-Store."
3     Grocery shopping was simply not fun for Mothersaurus Rex. It was the one thing she would gladly give up if she could. However, it was highly unlikely she could find any member of her family who would take it over, as helpful as that would be. She didn't mind cooking or cleaning, or even doing laundry, but that weekly trek to the store, now that was boring.
4     She wasn't exactly sure why she didn't like shopping. Maybe it was because things always cost more than she planned to spend. Or maybe she hated packing, carrying, and unpacking the bags. "Oh, well," she thought. "There's no sense putting it off. I'd better get going if I want to get back in time to cook."
5     Mothersaurus gathered her alligator purse and decided to wear her comfortable garden shoes. She stepped out to the driveway, but just before getting into her car, she noticed a tire was low. "Great! Now what!" she vented.

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