Teacher Worksheets

Third Grade Quick Reading Comprehension Passages

"Brave Enough to Make Waves": The Stories of Shana Corey
Spinosaurus, a Sail-Back Dinosaur
A Backyard Food Chain
A Bright Idea
A Bubble Net and a Buffet
A Cool Website
A Croc's Nose Knows
A Day of the Week or a Treat?
A Father's Day to Remember
A Fever For a Friend?
A Fingernail in the Sky
A Flower Mystery: Is It a Bulb or a Corm?
A Friendly Wave
A Growing Pink Balloon!
A Half-and-Half Creature
A Hen's Homework
A Honey of a Bee!
A Horn of Plenty
A House on His Back
A Little Camping Mystery
A Little Stick
A Long, Orange Finger
A Loud Little Frog
A Mistake That Worked
A Model of Earth
A Musical Pet
A Mythical Mystery Creature
A Natural Decoration
A One-Hump Wonder
A Pile of Edible String
A Pricey Penny
A Shepherd's Snack
A Slimy Visitor
A Snack that Goes Pop!
A Tool for Seeing
A Tree on Your Plate
A Tree on Your Plate
A White Christmas
A Whole Lot of Whole Grains
A Yellow Eye on Your Plate!
ABCs and ZZZs
Acceptance - It's A Two-Way Street
Achieving Sparkling Dreams
Adélie Penguins
African Elephants
Air Pollution
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Alexander McCall Smith
Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers
Aliona Savchenko
Alpine Skiing
An Ancient New Year
An Antsy Situation
An Eagle for an Emblem
An Endearing Mystery
Ancient Egypt
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Animal Antifreeze
Animals in the Ocean: the Biggest and the Smallest
Animals on the Arctic Tundra
Animals With Backbones
Animals Without Backbones
Anne Frank's Diary
Anne Frank
Anne Sullivan: The Educator's Early Years
Anne Sullivan
Anne's Quick Escape
Ant and His Fellow Arthropods: Life in the Soil
Ant Life Cycle
Apples, the Perfect Snack
Arches National Park
Arctic Terns
Are You a Gorilla?
Are Your Hands Clean?
Artificial Christmas Trees
Barack Obama
Barbara Robinson
Baseball Cap Collection
Baseball Tournament
Bats...Helpful or Harmful?
Behavior - It Is a Choice!
Being Angry
Being Polite - Do You Have Good Manners?
Being Scared
Bengal Tiger
Best Friends Come in Assorted Flavors
Big Bend National Park
Big Math Test
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Blue Whales
Blue-Footed Boobies
Bobsledding or Bobsleigh
Boom! Crash! What's That Noise?
Bouncy Cranberries!
Box Turtle Babies
Box Turtles
Broody and Moody
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bumblebee Bat
Butterfly Life Cycle
Buy! Sell! All About Stocks
Camel Spiders
Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?
Can You Eat a Rainbow?
Can You Imagine?
Cats vs. Dogs
Cesar Chavez's Childhood
Cesar Chavez
Channel Islands National Park
Chester A. Arthur
Chew and Chomp: Energy from the Food Chain
Chinese New Year
Christmas Shopping
Christmas Stockings
Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo! All About Trains
Cicada Life Cycle
Commitment - Stick It Out!
Construction Workers
Cooperation - At the Dentist and Elsewhere!
Coordination - Practice Helps Your Coordination
Corn Snakes
Count Your Colors
Cracked Up!
Crater Lake National Park
Creative Caterpillars
Credit Cards
Crocodiles and Alligators
Cut, Snip, and Dry -- There's No Need To Cry!
Cut? Then Clean and Cover!
Cutting Costs
Dandelions Rule
Deep Sea Diners: The Eating Habits of an Octopus
Denali National Park
Devils Postpile National Monument
Diamonds and Graphite
Did You Get the Message?
Dig Down Deep: Animals That Burrow in the Soil
Do Stars Really Fall?
Do You Bully Yourself?
Doctors Help Us and Heal Us!
Does a Plant Have a Sweet Tooth?
Does a Praying Mantis Pray?
Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
Don't Forget the Dental Floss
Don't Judge a Grain by Its Color
Don't Throw it in the Ocean
Dr. Seuss - A Man with an Imagination
Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Earth Day's Founding Father
Earth's Next Door Neighbor
Earth's Oceans
Earth's Zones
Earthworms and Soil
Easy as Pie...Pumpkin Pie, That is!
Eating Healthy - Eat Right, Feel Good!
Electric Eels
Electronic Puzzle
Emperor Penguins
Enjoying a New Type of Life
Every Pet Needs a Vet
Every Thing Needs Food
Fair and Equal - What's the Difference?
Fall Fun!
Fantasy - The Wild Things
Fascinating Frogs
Fast Cars and a Famous Track
Fault-block Mountains
Figure Skating
Fill Up On Fruit
First a Scrape, Then a Scab
Fitness Can Be Fun!
Flutter, Flutter
Flying Snakes
Flying the Flag
Flyways, Not Freeways!
Follow the Leader...Arctic Wolf Style!
Following Polaris: A Native American Tale
Food As Fuel
Fort Sumter National Monument
Fran the Fish Sees a Pink Surprise
Franklin Pierce
Freestyle Skiing - Aerials
Freestyle Skiing - Moguls
Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross
Freestyle Skiing
Friendship - What Is a Friend?
Frogs and Toads
From a Plant to a Pumpkin
From a Seed to a Sunflower
From the Bean to the Bar
From the Cow to the Carton: How Milk Gets to You
Fruitcake - A Sweet Christmas Treat
Fun in the Sun...California Style!
Fungi in the Soil
G.W. Carver: Not Just Peanut Butter Cookies
Gary Paulsen
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
Geography Words
George Selden
George Stanley
Gerald McDermott
Getting From Here to There
Gila Monsters
Glacier Bay National Park
Gloves and Mittens
Go With The Flow: Liquids
Goodness Gracious, Great Bolts of Lightning!
Goodness, Gracious, Great Garden Soil!
Grab, Run, Slide, the Skeleton Is Quite a Ride!
Grace Coolidge
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great White Sharks
Groundhog Day!
Growth - When Will You Notice?
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Habits - Making and Breaking Habits
Haleakala National Park
Harriet Tubman
Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh
Have a Blast!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiian Monk Seals
Helen Keller and Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
Helen Keller's Mischief
Helen Keller: The Wild Child
Helpful Gases
Helpful Gases
Helping - Be a Good Helper
Hippity, Hoppity, Hide and Go Seek
Hmm...What Is Humus?
Honeybee or Wasp?
Hooray for Helen Keller!
Hot Springs National Park
How Annah's Big Ears Saved the Day
How Are Ocean Waves Made?
How Did Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies?
How Do 3D Glasses Work?
How Do Flying Squirrels Fly?
How Does a Kite Fly?
How Does a Vacuum Cleaner Work?
How Does a Walrus Stay Warm?
How Does Aspirin Work?
How Does Soap Make Bubbles?
How Does Sonar Work?
How Is Thanksgiving Celebrated in Other Countries?
How Laws Are Made
How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin?
How Ocean Waves Move
How Soil Is Made
How Termites Eat Wood
How the Cat Began
How Time Flies!
How to Catch (or Not to Catch!) a Cold
How to Make a Snowman
How Volcanoes Make Islands
How Windmills Work
Humor - The Power of Humor
Hungry, Hungry, Hippos
I Am Rosa Parks
I Can Be Short or Long!
I Know a Kid...
I'm So (yawn) Tired!
Ice Hockey
If You Give a Manatee a Cookie...
Igneous Rock
Instincts - Listen to the Little Voice
Introduction to Groundhogs
Inventions - What Does It Do?
Is a Solid as Solid as a Rock?
Is It a Groundhog?
Is It English or Western?
Is It Musical or Edible?
Is it Okay to Argue?
It's a Mystery!
It's in the Can!
It's Super Sockeye!
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Jack and Jill Jumped up the Hill! All About Red Kangaroos
James Blake: The Bus Driver
James Garfield
James K. Polk
Jewel Cave National Monument
Jingle Bells in Space
John Adams
Joshua Tree National Park
Judith Viorst
JUNO's Journey to Jupiter
Just Another Link in the Chain
Keeping Your Skeletal System Healthy
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kite Shapes
Koala (Not!) Bears
Kobuk Valley National Park
Landforms: Canyons and Gorges
Landforms: Marshes and Swamps
Layers of the Rainforest
Layers of the Sun
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
Let There Be Light
Lightning Bolts from the Blue
Lincoln's Handy Hat!
Look at Me Now! Famous Bullying Victims
Look, but Don't Touch!
Loud and Soft
Luna Moths
Madam C.J. Walker
Make a Difference Express
Make a Grouch Grin!
Make the Switch to Whole Grains
Making Dried-out Bread
Making Money by Using Yours
Making the Medals
Mammoth Cave National Park
Martin Van Buren
Meet Allosaurus
Meet Baryonyx
Meet Deinonychus
Meet Diplodocus
Meet Minmi
Meet Velociraptor
Meet Maya From Mexico
Meet Triceratops
Meeting and Greeting a Four-Legged Friend
Milking Time
Millard Fillmore
Milton the Leprechaun Goes Back to Work
Mining Minerals
Mom, Can I Drink Saltwater?
Mosquitoes: You Can Run From Them, But You Cannot Hide
Moth or Butterfly?
Mother's Day
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Mr. Penguin, Watch that Egg!
Muir Woods National Monument
My Great and Green New Year
Naming the Continents
Naming Your Pet
Natural Gas
Naughty Nancy
New Year's Eve
New Year, New Goals
News - Extra, Extra, Learn All About It!
Newts and Salamanders
Nordic Combined
Oh Man, It's Empty!
Oh Say Can You See....and Sing: The National Anthem
Oil and Natural Gas
Olympic National Park
On the Map: Five Things That All Maps Have in Common
One Big Bird
One Hump or Two?
One Hundred Days of School Is Cool
One Hundred Days of School
One Sneaky (and Determined!) Snake!
Open Wide!
Oregon National Historic Trail
Organization - Sort It Today and Find It Later!
Pacific Ocean
Pajama Day
Pardon Me! A Thanksgiving Tradition
Paula Danziger
Penguins Are Built for Swimming
Persuasion - Feeling the Urge to Change
Petrified Forest National Park
Phil's Big Day
Pick a Medium, Any Medium!
Pill Bugs
Planet Earth, the Big Blue Marble
Plant Clones
Plant Life Cycles
Plant Parts
Plants Make Food
Plants on the Arctic Tundra
Plants: Over, Under, Inside, and Out
Play the Dairy Game
Pluto's So Cool!
Police Cadet
Police Officers Protect Us
Pop Art Pudding
Popular Ladybugs
Pretending - Oh, the Places We Go
Prickly Daddy!
Prize for Peace
Problem Solving - Figuring Things Out
Progress - Slowly Making Progress
Punctuating Veterans Day
Ready, Set, Eat!
Ready, Set, Skate! Olympic Speed Skating
Recycle Bins
Red (and Blue!) Kangaroos
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Redwood National and State Parks
Reindeer or Caribou
Religion in Ancient Egypt
Revolving for the Seasons
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rolling Uranus
Rosa Parks's Childhood
Rosa Parks's Early School Years
Rubik's Magic Cube
Rutherford B. Hayes
S-l-o-w Sloths
Same Old Season?
Sand and Gravel
Sand Crabs
Sarah Stewart and the Sweet, Sweet Silence
Save the Soil!
Saving Money - How Do You Handle Money?
Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles
Seahorses Are Not Horses That Live in the Sea!
Seeding the Clouds
Seeds of All Sizes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Shake, Rattle, But Don't Run: A Rattlesnake Warning
Sharing - Should You Share Everything?
She's a Grand Old Flag
Shenandoah National Park
Short Track Speed Skating
Siberian Tigers
Simple Machines: The Inclined Plane
Simple Machines: The Lever
Simple Machines: The Pulley
Simple Machines: The Screw
Simple Machines: The Wedge
Simple Machines: The Wheel and Axle
Ski Jumping
Skier Lara Gut: A Winner in Any Language
Slap Me Some Fin!
Slinky: The Dropped Spring
Snails and Slugs
Snow Leopard
Soil Crusts
Soil's Primary Macronutrients
Solar Energy
Something at Your Table
Spaceship Earth
Spring Cleaning!
Spring Peepers
Springtime - Outdoors, Here We Come!
Stag Beetles
Stalactites and Stalagmites
Star Groups
Staring at the Sun
States of Matter
Stephen Krensky: Just an Ordinary Guy
Stop Bullying Me!
Strange Facts About Butterflies
Sue Stauffacher
Summer Lovin' Lightning Bug Style
Summertime Weather All Year Long
Swim to Win!
Swirling Wind
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Thank a Plant
Thank You, Mr. Bell!
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving Dinner
That Is One Very Hungry Caterpillar!
The Addax
The Arctic Tundra
The Ballpoint Pen
The Big Race to Space
The Bigger Picture - Our Solar System
The Bold Style of a Cappella
The Broken Pastry
The Brown Pelican
The Bus Where It All Began
The Cell Theory
The Check Is in the Mail
The Coelophysis
The Disappearing Puddle
The Dust Bowl, Human-Caused Soil Erosion
The Fennec Fox
The First Gingerbread Men
The Five Senses
The Fruit with a Jacket
The Giant Panda
The Gingerbread Capital of the World
The Girl in Hiding
The Great Pyramid
The Great Story of the Great Seal
The History of Gingerbread
The Importance of Rivers
The Interesting Thing About Interest
The King of Clouds
The Kiwi
The Life Cycle of a Frog
The Lone Star Flag
The Mammal Behind the Mask
The Men on the Moon
The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon
The MyPlate Mission: Pile on the Protein
The Mysterious Colossal Squid
The Mystery of Tyrannosaurus Rex's Short Arms
The Night the Sky Cracked
The Nile River
The Open Door at the Library
The Oxygen - Carbon Dioxide Cycle
The Oxygen - Carbon Dioxide Cycle
The Pet Rock
The Polar Bear
The Puffin
The Quiet King
The Right Way to Wash Your Hands
The Right Way to Wash Your Hands
The Seahorse Dance
The Season of Autumn
The Season of Spring
The Season of Summer
The Season of Winter
The Secret Life of Seeds
The Sense of Hearing: Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Sense of Sight: Oh Say Can You See?
The Sense of Smell: Get a Whiff of This!
The Sense of Taste: Mmm!
The Skua
The Sounds, Scents, and Stories of Christmas
The Statue of Liberty
The Strange Plate of Cheese
The Sun and the Seasons
The Three Sisters
The Tiniest Winter Wonderland
The Trouble With Teasing
The Truth about Taxes
The Water Cycle
The Wheels on the Bus Need a Driver!
The Wombat
The Wonderful Wind
The Zebra
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
There's a Cow on the Corner!
There's Nothing "Ho-Hum" About the Himalayas
Those Mighty, Mighty Ants!
Thurgood Marshall
Tidal Range
Tides and Sea Life
Tides and Sea Life
Timber Wolf
Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans
Traveling Seeds
Trust - Are You Trustworthy?
Truth - Tell the Truth
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twist and Tumble: Gymnastics at the Olympics
Two Shining Eyes
Types of Bullying
Types of Soil
Ulysses S. Grant
Up, Up, and Away!
Useful Mudpies: The Soil Squeeze Test
USS Arizona National Memorial
Valentine's Day
Valentines from the Heart
Vegetables in a Pouch
Venture Smith
Vision - How Your Eyes Handle Light
Voyageurs National Park
Wally Finds Something Yummy
Want to Bet? The Story of Green Eggs and Ham
Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them!
Washington Monument
Watch Out For Empty Calories!
Wavelength, Crest, and Trough
We're All in This Together: The Fabulous Food Chain
Weather - Choosing the Perfect Outfit!
What Am I?
What Are Fjords?
What Are Pajamas?
What Can a Horse Tail Tell You?
What Can You Personify?
What Causes Lightning?
What Causes Monsoons?
What Color Is Your Sand Castle?
What Comes From Corn?
What Does Your Nose Know?
What Is a Blood Bank?
What Is a Galaxy?
What Is a Mammal?
What Is a Passport?
What Is a Rainbow?
What Is a Volcano?
What Is a Weather Map?
What Is a Worm Test?
What Is Air?
What Is an Amphibian?
What Is Braille?
What Is Making Joey Itch?
What Is One Hundred?
What Is Weather?
What Makes Wind?
What on Earth Is an Earthworm?
What's a Blizzard?
What's a Hurricane?
What's a Penguin?
What's in the Horizon?
What's in the White House?
What's on Your Plate?
What's That On Your Head?
What's the Coolest Color?
What's Under the Ocean Waves?
When the Skin's Too Small It's Time To Shed It All!
Where Do Box Turtles Go in Winter?
Where Do Seeds Come From?
Where Does Salt Come From?
Where Does Sand Come From?
White Blood Cells
Why Are Days Longer In Summer?
Why Did Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies?
Why Do Some People Need Glasses?
Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
Why Do We Have Pearl Harbor Day?
Why Do We Shiver?
Why Do Wolves Howl?
Why Does Weather Change?
Why Is Billy Such a Bully?
Wild Turkeys
William Taft
Wind Cave National Park
Wind Energy
Would You Like to Be a Doctor?
Write a Headline Poem
Yellowstone National Park
You Can Beat Bullying!
You've Got Mail
Your Lungs: Simple or Simply Amazing?
Zion National Park