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Free Printable Non-Fiction Stories and Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Third Graders

If you're looking to help your third-grader improve their reading skills, you can use these non-fiction stories and reading comprehension free printable worksheets. The stories are written at a third-grade level and are also recommended for ESL students. It's important for a teacher, parent, or tutor to assist the child in reading and understanding the text and to help answer any questions they may have.

Non-Fiction Stories

Click on the fiction story that you would like to download from the list below:

One Small Step: The Story of the First Person on the Moon

This story is about Neil Armstrong, who loved flying since he was young, and became a pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He made history by being the first human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He was celebrated as a hero and his achievement inspired future space exploration.

The Inspiring Story of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a young Swedish climate change activist who started skipping school to protest outside the Swedish Parliament for climate action. Her movement gained international attention, and she became the face of a youth-led movement for climate action, inspiring millions around the world to take action.

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

This article provides a simple recipe and instructions for making homemade ice cream using basic ingredients and household items. It also highlights how making ice cream can be a fun science experiment that teaches about the properties of matter and chemical reactions.