Reading: Literature : Third Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

This page contains all our printable worksheets in section Reading: Literature of Third Grade English Language Arts. As you scroll down, you will see many worksheets for main ideas and supporting details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and more.

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Main Ideas and Supporting Details

Read the poem "The Grasshopper and the Ant" and then use the text of the poem to answer the questions.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Read and Create Inferences


Worksheet: Third Grade

Asking Questions: LED Lights


Read the article about LED lights. Then, read the answers given. Practice framing questions for each answer provided in this worksheet.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Read and Create Inferences



Answer the multiple choice questions. Then write the number of the paragraph in the box next to the question that supports your answer.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Read and Create Inferences



A town mouse and a country mouse invite each other to visit their places. Read the events and the causes. Then, fill in the missing cause or effect in the table.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Read and Create Inferences


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Fish and the Ring


Read the fairy tale, "The Fish and the Ring", and answer the questions in this worksheet. This is a very interesting story to read.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Fairy tales, Myths, Folktales, Legends, and Fables


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Gold-giving Serpent


Read the Indian folk tale and answer the related true or false questions. Write the line from the tale that supports your answer.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Fairy tales, Myths, Folktales, Legends, and Fables


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Lion and the Mouse


Read the fable about a lion and a mouse. Provide some descriptive answers to the questions asked in this worksheet.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Fairy tales, Myths, Folktales, Legends, and Fables


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Wolf and the Lamb


Read the fable about the wolf and the lamb and answer the questions.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Fairy tales, Myths, Folktales, Legends, and Fables


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Birthday Party


Based on the passages, choose a word from the word bank that best describes the character trait of each of Eli's friends.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Character Portrayal


Worksheet: Third Grade

In the Moonlight


Read the short story and try to understand the feelings of the characters. Match their actions on the left with the appropriate word on the right that describes it.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Character Portrayal


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Proud Boy


How do you stand up to bullies? Read the story about two boys. Think about the characters of the proud boy and the tailor's son in the story. Then answer the questions.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Character Portrayal


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Whistle


The diagram on the worksheet shows different feelings Benjamin Franklin has, and character traits that he displays in the story. Write a few lines from the story that displays that particular feeling or character trait.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Main Ideas and Supporting Details     Character Portrayal


Craft and Structure

Worksheet: Third Grade

Hyperbole


Read each sentence carefully. Write “hyperbole” in the blank, if the sentence contains a hyperbole. Write “none” in the blank, if it does not have one.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Idioms


Determine the meaning of each underlined idiom. Choose the best meaning.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Interesting Hyperbole


Read each sentence carefully. Add a hyperbole to make each sentence interesting and exaggerated.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language



Write the idiom. Illustrate the literal meaning of the idiom, then explain the nonliteral meaning of the idiom.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Metaphors


Rewrite each sentence without the metaphor to show what you think it actually means.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Personification


Read each sentence carefully. Circle the idea, object, or animal being personiļ¬ed. Underline the words that show personiļ¬cation.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Simile or Metaphor


Determine whether each sentence below is a simile or a metaphor. Write S for simile or M for metaphor. Then, underline the words that are being compared.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language


Worksheet: Third Grade

Similes and Metaphors


Add a simile to the each sentence to make it more descriptive and clear.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Literal vs. Nonliteral Language



Read the poem about the cat and the robin, then answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Infer from Parts of A Story


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Bomb


Read the story about King Charles the Twelfth, of Sweden, who lived two hundred years ago, and was famous for his courage in defending his country.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Infer from Parts of A Story


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Squirrel


Read the poem about the little squirrel and answer the related questions.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Infer from Parts of A Story


Worksheet: Third Grade

Two Great Painters


This is the story about two great painters that could paint pictures so life-like that they were mistaken for the real things which they represented.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Infer from Parts of A Story


Worksheet: Third Grade

Afternoon on a Hill


Read the poem, then determine the point of view of the narrator about the setting of the poem.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Worksheet: Third Grade

Big Day


The author is feeling really nervous for her first solo dance performance.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Worksheet: Third Grade

Camping


Erika and her family always go to camping every summer.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Worksheet: Third Grade

Extreme Sports


Read the short story about Andrew, then determine his point of view about the extreme sports.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Worksheet: Third Grade

No Homework


Read the short story to determine the author’s and his classmates’ point of view about the homework.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Worksheet: Third Grade

Summer Time


Which is your favorite season? Is your point of view more like the author of the story or his younger brother? Read the story to find it out.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Craft and Structure     Point of View of Narrators and Characters


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Worksheet: Third Grade

Compare and Contrast


Compare and Contrast the similarities and the differences in the stories you've read.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots


Worksheet: Third Grade

Compare and Contrast Outline


Use the outline to compare and contrast the characters, plot, and setting of the stories.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots


Worksheet: Third Grade

I Can Compare and Contrast


Use venn diagram to compare and Contrast the stories.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots



Read two short stories about the characters behaving foolish and paying a high price for doing so.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots



The greed of the main characters left them empty handed in the end.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots



Compare and contrast the characters, theme, and events of the two short stories.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Compare and Contrast: Themes, Settings, and Plots


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Cat and the Canary


Can the feisty feline ever be the protector of a pet canary, instead of eating it up?

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Read Stories, Dramas, and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

Danny Meadow Mouse and His Short Tail


All Danny Meadow Mouse could think about was his short tail that he was ashamed of.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Read Stories, Dramas, and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

THE DISOBEDIENT ROOSTER


The disobedient and thoughtless rooster is always doing something foolish.

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Read Stories, Dramas, and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Cow


Thank you cows! Don't we all know how good the milk tastes?

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Read Stories, Dramas, and Poetry


Worksheet: Third Grade

Little Pup


Playing with your pup is always so much fun!

Category:  Reading: Literature     Integration of Knowledge and Ideas     Read Stories, Dramas, and Poetry