3rd Grade Reading Materials and Resources

The children's section at your local bookstore is likely to be packed with reading materials for your 3rd grader. If you're looking for reading workbooks or test preparation materials, the local teacher stores in your area can be helpful. However, for free reading materials and resources, the library and the Internet are both solid places to look. Check out the following websites for examples of online resources.

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Reading Materials fromFunBrain.com

FunBrain.com is a website that offers a variety of reading practice resources and materials. There are e-books that your child read online, Mad Libs, comics and reading games. The games from FunBrain.com cover a number of reading topics such as grammar, parts of speech and root words.

PBS Kids' Reading Games

For dozens of reading games that cover a large number of topics, check out PBS Kids. The games offered by this site are all based on popular educational shows that your child may already enjoy, like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha Speaks, The Electric Company, WordGirl and more. The games are designed to not only be entertaining, but also test your child on phonics, grammar, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and other reading skills.

Book Adventure's Book Lists, Quizzes and Prizes

Book Adventure is a free website designed to encourage kids to read for pleasure with comprehensive book lists and quizzes. With almost 8,000 books listed here, Book Adventure is a solid resource for finding reading materials for your child to enjoy and learn from. You can sort through books by subject, difficulty or what grade they're recommended for. Although there are far too many book subject categories to list here, a few examples are biographies, ghost stories, crafts and hobbies, poetry, performing arts and animals.

Every book listed by this site also has a multiple-choice quiz designed to test your child's reading fluency and comprehension skills. After your 3rd grader finishes reading a book, you can have him or her take a quiz and go over it. Each time your child takes a quiz and does reasonably well, he or she will gain a certain number of points. The more quizzes your child takes, the more the points he or she will accumulate. Eventually, your child can begin to trade in points for fun prizes, such as a 6-month subscription to Highlights for Children magazine, activity playbooks, candy bars and games. To take advantage of the quizzes and prizes, your child must become a member; however, registration is free.

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