Free Third Grade Readers

by | Nov 9, 2021 | curriculum, general homeschooling, reading | 0 comments

Are you looking for quality readers for third grade? These vintage school readers, published in the late 1800s and early 1900s, are now in the public domain and free online. You’ll find well-known classics like McGuffey, Elson, and Treadwell, as well as many other lesser-known series. You may download the books for your child to read on a computer or tablet or print the books.

Why Choose Vintage Readers

Vintage readers offer beautiful classic literature, rich vocabulary, and charming illustrations. The stories are age-appropriate and typically encourage strong moral values. There’s also something special about reading a book that’s been used in schoolhouses and homes for over a hundred years. Perhaps your child’s grandparents or great-grandparents enjoyed some of these same readers when they were in school.

Free Third Grade Readers

The grade levels some of these vintage readers were intended for may not line up exactly with current grade-level expectations or your child’s reading level. So, in addition to the third grade readers listed below, I’d recommend taking a look at other grade levels too. You can find vintage graded readers for every grade here.

The Aldine Readers: A Third Reader

Analytical Third Reader

Appletons’ School Readers: The Third Reader

Baldwin’s School Reading by Grades: Third Year

The Beacon Third Reader

The Carrol and Brooks Readers: A Third Reader

The Child’s World: Third Reader

Classics for Children: A Third Reader

Hans Anderson’s Fairy Tales: Adapted to Children Reading the Third School Reader

Elson Primary School Reader: Book Three

The New Franklin Third Reader

The Golden Rule Series: The Golden Ladder Book

Graded Literature Readers: Third Book

Holton-Curry Readers: The Third Reader

The Kendall Series of Readers: Third Reader

McGuffey’s Third Eclectic Reader

The New McGuffey Third Reader

McGuffey’s Natural History Readers: Familiar Animals and Their Wild Kindred for the Third Reader Grade

The Metcalf-Call Readers: A Third Reader

Monroe’s Third Reader

Monroe’s New Third Reader

The New Century Third Reader

Sanders’ School Reader: Third Book

Sanders’ Union Reader: Number Three

The Summers Readers: Third Reader

Treadwell’s Reading-Literature Series: The Third Reader

Wheeler’s Graded Readers: A Third Reader

Free Vintage Readers for 3rd Grade

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