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3rd Grade Reading Comprehension - Short Passages

This page contains a set of printable worksheets with short reading comprehension passages written at approximately a 3rd grade level. Each passage includes reading comprehension questions.

3rd Grade Reading Comprehension - Short Passages

Short Passages

Discover what's unusual about a chipmunk's cheeks, along with other interesting chipmunk facts.
3rd Grade
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Learn about the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx near the Nile River in Egypt.
2nd through 4th Grades
Quick-read paragraph with factual information about the White House.
2nd through 4th Grades
Brief, non-fiction passage explaining how pencil graphite was discovered, and what the numbers on pencils mean.
3rd Grade
What is unique about the trees in this strange place?  Students learn the secrets of the painted desert.
2nd through 4th Grades
A short passage that teaches students about Mount Rushmore.
2nd through 4th Grades
American Founding Father Samuel Adams signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Second Continental Congress.
3rd Grade
John Jay co-authored the Federalist Papers with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. He also served as the the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
3rd Grade
Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression, in the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.
3rd Grade
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Longer Passages

Looking for longer passages? This page has full-length fiction stories, non-fiction articles, readers' theater scripts, and poems at a third grade level.

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