When I was in elementary school many years ago (I have no intention of saying how many years ago), I remember third grade as being a kind of pivot point in my early education. In our first grade reading and second grade reading classes, we read lots of books, but they were mostly easy readers and a few small chapter books.
In third grade, though, our reading levels jumped quite a bit and I started to read books that really stayed with me. I can even remember some of the read-aloud sessions we had in the classroom. (You know the ones where you have to sit cross-legged on the floor around the teacher? Those.)
So I wanted to introduce my third grader to some of those same classic children’s books, while introducing him to some newer works that are just as good. Here’s a look at the third grade homeschool reading list we’re using for this school year!
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Our Third Grade Homeschool Reading List
Our plan is to read one of these each month and do some activities. As we work through the list, we’ll be sharing our ideas with you all!
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – Here are some Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ideas and activities you might enjoy!
4. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
5. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
8. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
9. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
10. Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
11. Frindle by Andrew Clements
12. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Do you have any favorites that you read with your kids in third grade? Share your suggestions in the comments!
Check out these other homeschool reading lists!
Plus, get more ideas for raising readers on my Reading for Kids Pinterest board!