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Grade 3 Reading Passages Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
Doppleganger 3 500L 169 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Cayden's Rock Collection 3 530L 278 Multi-Skill Fiction
A Memorial Day Trip 3 570L 330 Multi-Skill Fiction
Number of Stars 3 730L 235 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Strongest Muscle 3 760L 323 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Golf Balls 3 780L 284 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Baseball 3 790L 375 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Saying Merry Christmas 3 790L 742 Main Idea Fiction
Sneezing 3 790L 293 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Alphabet 3 790L 261 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Cutting Onions 3 800L 216 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company 3 820L 287 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
What Makes Hair Turn Gray 3 820L 301 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
Nails 3 830L 386 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Roller Coasters 3 830L 369 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Snowflakes 3 830L 309 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Crepes 3 840L 263 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Lemurs 3 840L 272 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Largest and Smallest Flowers 3 860L 302 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Eating Bugs 3 870L 258 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Coriolis Effect 3 870L 354 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Blinking 3 880L 272 Cause and Effect Original, Informational
How Fast Can Humans Run? 3 890L 256 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Pastry, Pies, and Tarts 3 890L 323 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Why Do Fingers Wrinkle? 3 890L 334 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Vampires 3 900L 302 Original, Informational
One Million Dollar Bill 3 1000L 415 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Lick Your Elbow 3 1020L 246 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Kitchen Encyclopedia 3 N/A 290 Text Structure Original, Informational