free printable reading passages for 3rd grade


How do I Read the Numbers on a Glasses Frame?

Heads and faces come in different shapes and sizes; therefore eyeglass frames must be made to fit a range of head and face sizes. The glasses industry uses standardized measurements to help manufacturers and optics workers dispense frames that properly fit their customers. By learning a few key facts, you can decipher the numbers on […]



How Do I Get a Laptop to Read an SD Card?

According to the SD Card Association website, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are about the same size as a postage stamp and are popular for storing music and video files. Since SD cards are so small, they are popular for transferring information between various devices. The portability of SD cards make them ideal for use […]



How to Read Tatting Abbreviations

Here’s the key to reading the abbreviations used in a tatting pattern. Recognize the basics: r(s) = ring(s); ch(s) = chain(s); p(s) = picot(s). Picots can be: sm p = small picot; lg p = large picot; or designated by just a – (dash) = picot. Learn the verbs: j = join; cl = close; […]



How to Enable a 2530P Fingerprint Reader

HP’s 2530P notebook computer has an Intel processor, a 12.1-inch WXGA display, two wireless local area network antennas, and supports up to 8 GB of system RAM. The 2530P has an optical DVD/CD drive and supports a hard drive ranging from 80 to 160 GB. Its fingerprint reader allows a user to log into Windows […]



How to Make a Reading Light for Kindle

The Kindle, a wonderful electronic reader, is only missing one feature–a light. It can be read easily in any kind of light, but there are times when you need to have a portable light to use. Imagine that you are reading a great book on your Kindle and your bed partner is ready for sleep […]



How to Read Airport Taxiway Signs

Airplanes make their way from hangar or gate to runway and back along a taxiway. Taxiways are marked with a series of signs and lights designed to ensure the safety and efficient movement of each plane while on the ground. To read taxiway signs properly you must understand the meaning of various symbols and markings. […]



How to Read Soccer Odds

Wagering bets on sporting events can add a shot of adrenalin to a quiet night in as you cheer your team (and your money) onto victory. Soccer is one of many sports you can wager bets on via online betting sites (outside the U.S.) or through regulated betting shops. However, soccer odds typically have a […]



Elementary Age Games to Teach Treble Clef Note Reading

Learning the notes of the treble clef is one of the primary steps for reading music. This process is usually begun in elementary school classrooms. Some students may not understand or retain what you teach them if you merely lecture. Using a game to help teach the treble clef notes is a fun way of […]



How to Read Harp Music

Music written for the harp is written on the grand staff, which encompasses both treble and bass clefs, and uses a numbering system to indicate which fingers are to be used to play specific notes. Since there is only a small percentage of songs arranged for harp in commercial sheet music, many harp players will […]



How to Read Engineering Blueprints

Every engineering project starts with a good idea, but once the idea is concrete in someone’s mind, it needs to be solidified in engineering blueprints. The blueprints are drawings that engineers and other professionals use to construct the structure. At first glance, these blueprints can seem like hieroglyphics, but reading them requires just a bit […]



Do You Crab During High or Low Tide?

Crabbing is the practice of catching crabs in the ocean, usually by means of a net, crab trap or crab pot. It is popular in locations on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., including Oregon, Northern California and Maryland. While crabbing is not difficult, conducting a research into the ideal places and […]



How to Read Bar Codes Manually

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) generates bar codes known as Universal Product Codes (UPCs) for product identification. Bar codes keep track of inventory and pricing. Manually reading bar codes is possible when you understand what the numbers represent. Study the bar code. The first digit indicates the type of product. Digits 2 through 6 are […]



How to Turn on a Screen Reader

A screen reader is a software component that interprets the words on a computer screen and re-represents it in either text-to-speech or a braille output device. Screen readers are part of family of technology used to help the visually impaired, illiterate, or disabled use mainstream computers and other devices. Microsoft, Linux and Apple all have […]



How to Read a 12-Lead EKG

An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or or ECG, is used in the diagnosis and assessment of cardiac activities. Medical and health professionals should have an in-depth knowledge in the interpretation of ECGs. A 12-lead ECG examines the electrical activity of the heart from12 points of view, which makes it efficient for diagnosing heart […]



How to Get Paid for Reading Books

Reading books is a relaxing hobby, but it’s also an ideal way to earn money. Most jobs that involve reading books also require writing assignments or related proofreading tasks. Some employees who read books as part of their daily responsibilities work for companies or agencies, while others outsource their services as freelance agents. As a […]



How to Use a SIM Card Reader

You have a fingernail-sized SIM card in your cell phone with all of your contacts’ information stored on it. Don’t you think it’s time to back it up? A nifty device called a USB SIM card reader can help you avoid Murphy’s law of losing everything. If you want to make sure your contacts and […]



How to Know What Strength Reading Glasses You Need

As people age, they often develop presbyopia, the inability to focus on things close at hand. Bifocals are meant to correct this, but many people find them disorienting or excessively expensive and choose reading glasses instead. Drugstore reading glasses cost less than $10 on average and come in a wide variety of strengths and styles. […]



How to Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]