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FREE Comprehension Questions for Third Grade Literature
(Click on a topic to get free comprehension questions. Get FREE answers for them at groups.yahoo.com/group/SL3-Free)

American Life (1500s to 1600s)
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Pocahontas
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)
 

American Life (1800s)
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
     "The Whitewashed Fence"
     by Mark Twain
     (short story excerpt)

     Dorothea Dix
     by Edward Eggleston
     (short story)


     Harriet Tubman's Escape
     by Sarah H. Bradford
     (short story)

Bible Stories
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles: 

    
David and Goliath
     (short story)

     Jonathan and David
     (short story)

Black History and Literature
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Harriet Tubman's Escape
     by Sarah H. Bradford
     (short story)


    
The Seedling
    
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
     (poem)

Classic Animal Stories
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Tale of Peter Rabbit
     by Beatrix Potter
     (short story)

     The Three Bears
     classic children's tale - author unknown
     (short story)

     The Three Little Pigs
     classic children's tale - author unknown
     (short story)

Fables
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Ants and the Grasshopper
     from Aesop's Fables by Aesop
     (short story)

     The Hare and the Tortoise
     from Aesop's Fables by Aesop
     (short story)

     The Lion and the Mouse
     from Aesop's Fables by Aesop
     (short story)

     The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf
     from Aesop's Fables by Aesop
     (short story)

     The Wolf and the Lamb
     from Aesop's Fables by Aesop
     (short story)

Fairy Tales
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Elves and the Shoemaker
     collected by William and Jacob Grimm
     (short story)

     The Emperor's New Clothes
     by Hans Christian Andersen
     (short story)

     The Fir Tree
     by Hans Christian Andersen
     (short story)

     The Golden Goose
     collected by William and Jacob Grimm
     (short story)

     A Prince, a Princess, and Three Peas
     by Hans Christian Andersen
     (short story)

Folk Tales
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Bell of Atri
     a German folk tale

     The Blind Men and the Elephant
     by James Baldwin

     How the Camel Got His Hump
     by Rudyard Kipling

George Washington
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     George Washington and His Hatchet
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     George Washington and the Battle at Princeton
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     George Washington Crossing the Delaware
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

Greek Myths / Stories / Poetry
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Damon and Pythias
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     The Golden Touch
     by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     (short story)

     One Hundred Lyrics -- No. 39
     by Sappho
     (poem)

     The Sphinx's Riddle
     by H.A. Guerber
     (short story)

     The Wonderful Weaver
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

Inventors
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     How Ben Franklin Taught Himself
     by Edward Eggleston
     (short story)

     Quicksilver Bob: Robert Fulton
     by Edward Eggleston
     (short story)


     Thomas Edison as a Boy
     by Hattie E. Macomber
     (short nonfiction)
 

Nonfiction
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Apples and Their Trees
     by Sheila Seifert
     (short nonfiction)
 

Other Poems
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     The Arrow and the Song
     by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
     (poem)

     Bed in Summer
     by Robert Louis Stevenson
     (poem)

     The Lamplighter
     by Robert Louis Stevenson
     (poem)

     Little Things
     by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
     (poem)

     Merry Sunshine
     by author unknown
     (poem)

     The Miller of the Dee
     by Charles Mackay
     (poem)

     My Shadow
     by Robert Louis Stevenson
     (poem)


     One Hundred Lyrics - no. 39
     by Sappho
    (poem)


     The Seedling
     by Paul Laurence Dunbar
     (poem)

     The Swing
     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
     (poem)

     Two Dead Boys
     by author unknown
     (poem)

Roman Myths / Stories
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Androclus and the Lion
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

World History
This link includes comprehension questions for the following titles:

     Bruce and the Spider
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     King Alfred and the Beggar
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     King Canute on the Seashore
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

     The Story of William Tell
     by James Baldwin
     (short story)

(in alphabetical order by title)
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SL3 Comprehension Questions and Reading Sheets
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Get FREE comprehension questions for many stories and poems through the links below. Or purchase them in SL3: Comprehension Questions and Answers, where you'll also get the third-grade reading sheets for all of these short stories and poems. In addition, you'll get summaries for each to help you teach students to write summary papers.

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Greek Myths and Stories
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The Greek Myths and Stories curriculum unit for third graders includes "Damon and Pythias" (story), "The Golden Touch" (story), One Hundred Lyrics - "No. 39" (poem), "The Sphinx's Riddle" (story), and "The Wonderful Weaver" (story). Buy it today!

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