One common poem read by third graders in the United States is "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. Emily Dickinson's poems, such as "Autumn," or Christina Rossetti's poem "Who Has Seen the Wind?" also appear frequently in third grade English language arts lessons.
By third grade students should have strong basic reading skills, leaving them free to think about meanings of words and overall themes. Reading more complex types of literature, such as poetry, provides more opportunity to practice these vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The Poetry Foundation website has several examples of poems considered appropriate for different grade levels according to the Common Core State Standards.