Year 3 Reading comprehension worksheets

Year 3 English Challenge Pack

Year 3 English Challenge Pack

Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 3 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.

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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.

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Reading comprehension: THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF

Reading comprehension: THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF

Read this passage about a boy who cries wolf, and then answer the questions below.

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Year 3 Cloze test: the lean dog and the hungry wolf

Year 3 Cloze test: the lean dog and the hungry wolf

Look at the words at the bottom of the page. Can you work out where they should be inserted into the text?

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Year 3 Cloze test: the grumpy owl

Year 3 Cloze test: the grumpy owl

Look at the words at the bottom of the page. Can you work out where they should be inserted into the text?

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Year 3 Cloze test: the dog and the rooster

Year 3 Cloze test: the dog and the rooster

Look at the words at the bottom of the page. Can you work out where they should be inserted into the text?

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Reading comprehension: THE DOG, THE ROOSTER AND THE FOX

Reading comprehension: THE DOG, THE ROOSTER AND THE FOX

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE LEAN DOG

Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE LEAN DOG

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE LAMB

Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE LAMB

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE DONKEY

Reading comprehension: THE WOLF AND THE DONKEY

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE

Reading comprehension: THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS

Reading comprehension: THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE OWL AND THE GRASSHOPPER

Reading comprehension: THE OWL AND THE GRASSHOPPER

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: THE FOX AND THE STORK

Reading comprehension: THE FOX AND THE STORK

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Reading comprehension: THE FARMER AND HIS SONS

Reading comprehension: THE FARMER AND HIS SONS

Read this passage then have a go at answering the questions below.

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Motte and bailey castles: reading comprehension

Motte and bailey castles: reading comprehension

Can you read this text carefully and then answer the questions below?

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King Alfred and the cakes: reading comprehension

King Alfred and the cakes: reading comprehension

Read this text about the legend of King Alfred carefully then see if you can answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: storyboarding worksheet

Reading comprehension: storyboarding

Read this story about ‘Arachne the Spinner’. Can you complete a storyboard? Draw a picture to show what is happening in each part of the story and write a short sentence underneath to explain it.

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Reading comprehension: powerful verbs worksheet

Reading comprehension: The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Read this story about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Look at the part of the story in bold. The fight between Theseus and the Minotaur is not described in detail. Can you write a paragraph explaining what happened? Here are some of powerful verbs you could use.
Reading comprehension: Persephone and the pomegranate seeds

Reading comprehension: Persephone and the pomegranate seeds

Read this conversation between Hades and Persephone when he takes her to the Underworld. Persephone wants to leave, but Hades is trying to persuade her she will be happy with him. Think about what Persephone and Hades might have said to each other and then write the conversation between them. Don’t forget the rules of speech: 1. Start each character’s speech on a new line. 2. Use “ to open the speech. 3. End the speech with !, ? or ,. 4. Use ” to close the speech. 5. Use a reporting clause (for example, said Hades or whispered Persephone)

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