24 Teacher-Approved Third Grade Workbooks

Avoid the summer slide.

Looking for the best third grade workbooks? We’ve got you covered! We’ve done the research and created this list of curriculum-aligned, engaging resources to help third grade students boost their skills in specific subject areas and avoid the summer slide. Check out the top teacher-recommended workbooks from math to reading to science and more.

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Best Math Third Grade Workbooks

3rd Grade Common Core Math: Daily Practice Workbook

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This workbook is specifically aligned to the state math exam and common core standards. Plus, it includes 20 weeks of multiple-choice exercises, state-aligned curriculum, and an end-of-year assessment. 

Real review: “The book is well organized and covers all material required for the 3rd grade Common Core.”

Star Wars Workbook: 3rd Grade Math

Learn well, they will with this Star Wars-inspired third grade workbook that makes math more fun. Kids will love finding the area of R2-D2’s holoscreen, discovering which quadrilateral shapes make up a droid, and dividing wholes into equal and unequal parts with Mace Windu!

Real review: “My kids eagerly dove into the workbooks, including my math hater, and then woke up Saturday morning and set to work again. I was amazed.”

180 Days of Math: Grade 3 – Daily Math Practice Workbook

Each problem set in this workbook is tied to a specific mathematical concept. Students will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Plus, they’ll tackle algebraic thinking, data analysis, logic problems, and more.

Real review: I really like that the daily assignments are short and cover many different concepts. It really helps me assess strengths and weaknesses so I know where my child needs help. 

Introducing MATH! Grade 3

Students get to practice operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operation in Base Ten, fractions-operations, measurement and data, and geometry. Plus, this workbook contains a mixed assessment to ensure kids are grasping all concepts within the curriculum.

Real review: “Recently I came across Introducing MATH! series and like it very much. Their concept is funny, interactive, engaging and educational.”

Spectrum Math – 3rd Grade

This 160-page, ten-chapter third grade workbook provides focused practice in math mastery for students. The activities will keep kids at the top of their math game using progressive practice, math in everyday settings, and tests to monitor progress.

Real review: “This would be a great workbook for 3rd graders and younger students ready to work in advanced skills. The worksheets are easy to follow and have just enough color to make them attractive.” 

Best Reading Third Grade Workbooks

Reading Comprehension, Grade 3

This full-color workbook contains appropriate passages and exercises based on national standards for third grade. The goal? To help ensure that children master reading comprehension skills before progressing. Features 80 perforated, reproducible pages and an answer key.

Real review: “This book has short passages and questions that can be completed independently. Students enjoy working on them… I highly recommend this book. It’s small so you need to zoom in when making copies.”

Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 3

Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books! Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Plus, easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own.

Real review: “One of the best reading and comprehension workbooks, I’ve ever had. I’m a public school HS teacher who tutors in the summertime.”

180 Days of Reading – Grade 3

Ideal for the classroom, homework, or distance learning, this workbook’s activities are correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards. In addition to reading passages, data-driven assessment tips, as well as digital versions of the assessment analysis tools, are provided.

Real review: “Very good daily practice. Look through the weekly assignments’ focus and take them out of order to better align with your lesson sequence.”

Reading Comprehension Grade 3

Designed to give students the extra practice they need, this third grade workbook involves reading short passages and answering questions. The book ends with a practice test for each of the sections, an answer page that can be copied for repeated use, and a complete answer key for each unit. 

Real review: “Quick exercises that can be incorporated into regular homework routines. Just enough to be a challenge without overwhelming my 3rd grader.”

Evan-Moor Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 3

This third grade workbook provides direct instruction and practice of the strategies and skills students need to become strong and successful readers. Includes 150 original fiction and nonfiction passages and reproducible pages. Also, find visual tools to help students apply comprehension skills to the passages they read.

Real review: “This book is an incredible resource! The passages are the perfect length – enough depth to find the main idea, supporting details, summarize and make inferences, yet short enough to get through in one meeting.”

Best WritingThird Grade Workbooks

Spectrum Writing Book, Grade 3

This workbooks guides students as they write for a variety of purposes: writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Kids navigate each step of the writing process as they write paragraphs, personal narratives, fiction stories, descriptive comparisons, news reports, how-to instructions, persuasive letters, and more. 

Real review: “Each lesson is one front and back page so it’s simple without overwhelming you. Each lesson also gives you a ton of detail to really help you understand what you’re trying to do.”

Scholastic Success with Writing, Grade 3

Designed to correlate with state standards, this third grade workbook contains more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages and easy-to-follow directions. A good one for independent work.

Real review: “We have been using this for a few months now and we love it! We do just 2-3 lessons a week to reinforce writing skills. It’s gentle and not overwhelming but effective for my child!”

180 Days of Writing for Third Grade

Help students practice writing opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces. Also includes activities to help strengthen language and grammar skills. Genre-specific rubrics and data-analysis tools provide authentic assessments that help teachers differentiate instruction. 

Real review: “This is an amazing resource for teachers. You do need to have prior knowledge on how to teach narrative, informational, and opinion forms of writing. The curriculum spirals and aligns to CCSS which is great for students with limited attention spans.”

Scholastic Success With Grammar, Grade 3

Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books! Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own. Every activity in each book is correlated to state standards. 

Real review: “The content is good. Instructions are very simple and you can take them as definitions for each topic.”

Star Wars Workbook: 3rd Grade Reading and Writing

Bring the Force to your classroom with this Star Wars workbook! Includes activities for proper nouns (Chewbacca or copilot), writing a travel brochure about Tatooine, and even punctuating the dialogue C-3PO and R2-D2!

Real review: “Instructions are simple and easy to follow. They make an effort to change up art and format to keep things interesting.”

Best Third Grade Workbooks for Science & Social Studies

Daily Science, Grade 3

Encourage kids to develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary. This resource includes hands-on science activities and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format. Helps introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.

Real review: “The book is well made and has great instructions. Each day there is a short reading passage, a few vocabulary words, and then some questions.”

Interactive Notebooks: Science, Grade 3

Students become a part of the learning process with this third grade workbook. Activities include plant and animal adaptations, the human body, matter, force and motion, simple machines, the solar system, and more!

Real review: “I bought this to do with my 3rd grade class. I find that these hands on activities really deepen understanding. The instructions are easy to follow and the activities aren’t complicated. Great deal!”

180 Days of Science: Grade 3

Students get to analyze and evaluate scientific data and scenarios. Plus they can improve their understanding of science and engineering practices, answer constructed-response questions, and increase their higher-order thinking skills. 

Real review: “This book is split into three 12 week courses for life science, physical science and earth and space science. It’s one page per day and I usually try to find a video online that relates to each lesson. It’s great for homeschool!”

Complete Book of Maps and Geography for Kids

Help students build knowledge and skills for a solid foundation in map skills and geography. Practice activities cover key topics such as US geography, grid maps, US regions, global geography, North and South American geography, and more!

Real review: “What I like about this collection is how much review and thoroughness you get for price. There are games, activities, crafts/projects, a crossword, and a thorough breakdown of each of the 50 state’s highlights.”

180 Days of Social Studies: Grade 3

Weekly social studies units that guides students as they analyze primary sources, answer text-dependent questions, and improve their grade-level social studies knowledge. Each week covers a particular topic within one of the four social studies disciplines: history, economics, civics, and geography. 

Real review: “They’re an excellent adjunct to any curriculum. They would also make a good resource for the summer. I am truly so thankful for this resource, and give it my highest recommendation.”

Best Overall Third Grade Workbooks for Summer

Kids Summer Academy by ArgoPrep – Grades 3-4

This workbook will keep students engaged and prevent summer learning loss. Activities include 12 weeks of curriculum covering reading, math, science, fitness, yoga, logic, and puzzles. 

Real review: ”I am surprised how good these workbooks are. So many questions, activities and mazes in one workbook I have never seen.”

Summer Bridge Activities – Grades 3 – 4

This third grade workbook focuses on all subjects—math, writing, reading, science, social studies, fitness, and character building. Plus bonus stickers and flashcards!

Real review: “I love these summer bridging workbooks. They are well-organized and cover a variety of learning topics. They do a great job of keeping children on grade level throughout the summer because they follow educational guidelines.”

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3

Each page is jam-packed with hands-on activities and games covering spelling and vocabulary, reading comprehension, parts of speech, odds and evens, multiplication tables, and much more.

Real review: “We like to use these workbooks over the summer to keep skills fresh. My son is going into third grade and has been able to do most of the pages in this book without issue.”

Evan-Moor Daily Summer Activities, Grade 3-4

This workbook contains engaging activities that will build confidence for the next grade level by practicing essential skills. Activities offer the practice of essential skills across subject areas, including reading, math, writing, spelling, and geography.

Real review: “Recommended by our teachers, these books are great & just enough for our elementary kiddos!”

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Posted by Jeanne Croteau

Jeanne is a mother of six (including toddler twins!), writer, homeschooler, and social sciences professor. She loves cooking, reading, and dancing in her kitchen.

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