Third Grade Reading Lessons

More freebies! Your children will learn to love reading with these fun and free third grade reading lessons. Use these interactive lessons to supplement your reading units in any of the 5 sub-skills including Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Sight Words, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.


Free reading Lesson Third Grade Phonics

Syllabification – Level 3 Vol. 1 – This free phonics lesson will teach your third-graders how to identify the number of syllables in a word. Words like dinosaur, lizard, and cave are reviewed. You might see your student with the top of their hand against their chin while reading aloud, but don’t worry, they are just practicing their syllables!


Phonemic Awareness

Free reading Lesson Third Grade Phonemic Awareness

Substitution Level B  Vol. 1 – Children help Carlos create new words for his message in a bottle using substitution in this free phonemic awareness lesson. First, students say a word, then Carlos describes which sounds to replace, and last students choose the new word the sounds make. Words like fly and fry, damp and ramp, cute and cube are reviewed. Substitution of beginning, middle and ending sounds are included.



Free reading Lesson Third Grade Vocabulary

Prefixes and Suffixes Level 3 Vol. 1 – You’ll love this fun and free vocabulary lesson! Children play a balloon game and make new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Specific feedback combined with exciting interaction makes this lesson a hit for parents and students.


Sight Words

Free reading Lesson Third Grade Sight Words

Basic Sight Words Level 3 Vol. 1 – Check out these two free sight word lessons. Both lessons are presented in a game like environment where students race the clock to match the correct sound to the correct sight word. Words like every, anything, clothes, and close are reviewed.


Free reading Lesson Third Grade Sight Words


Basic Sight Words Level 3 Vol. 11



Reading Comprehension

Free reading Lesson Third Grade Reading ComprehensionIdentifying and Using Rhythm, Rhyme, and Alliteration in Poetry Level 3 Vol. 1 – In this free reading comprehension lesson, children learn about rhyming and alliteration in Mr. Andre’s poetry class. Students read a poem and identify the use of rhythm, rhyme, repetition, and alliteration.