For reading this year, I am going to have assigned books that my children have to read along with pages to make sure that they “comprehend” the story. I do have a few children that will say, “Yes, I read it,” but then later I find out that they did not. This year I took the time to look up some reading comprehension questions and also wrote a few of my own to go along with their stories.
These were recommended books for 3rd grade reading. Some are easier than others, I figured we would start out with the easy ones and then move up. I will also encourage my child to choose books of her own from the library to continue reading throughout the week. I will assign maybe one or two a week with the comprehension pages (depending on how hard/easy it is) and then they will read “fun” books of their choice.
I have included my PDF which has the story along with either questions to ask them or a note that says use downloaded pages. I will print the pages off and keep in a folder.
These are all of the PDF with comprehension questions or activities:
These are all FREE PDF’s that come from online sources that I will be using:
Since my 3rd grader is just becoming a proficient reader, I am going to use more reading comprehension this year for her than other grades as she is learning.
If you do a Google search for “3rd grade reading comprehension free” you can find many printable pages with stories. I found over 140 days worth of printable stories and questions.—I copied them into my Microsoft Office and will print them off for her to read and answer. I can’t share those as they are others, but if you do a little searching, you can find many free reading comprehensions out there. It would be the equivalent to buying a reader and workbook like we had back in school.
I hope this will be of use to someone. If not pass it along to someone whom you know could use it. Be blessed today. I will be having more reading comprehension up this week.