ONE HUNDRED original 1st grade leveled close reading passages and activities are PERFECT for teaching your students to become masters of close reading. There are seventeen standards-based earning targets in this product. Each learning target has 5 passages specifically dedicated to it except for all of the comparing learning targets because they all have a total of 10 passages so that your students can compare away!
Each passage has 2 pages of carefully written and consistent close reading tasks or text dependent questions. The first page of close reading tasks is specifically aligned to the learning target identified at the top of the page.
The second page of tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the informational learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for everything they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
THE STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING TARGETS INCLUDED ARE:
•ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS (RI.1.1)
•MAIN TOPIC AND KEY DETAILS (RI.1.2)
•WORD MEANINGS (RI.1.4)
•TEXT FEATURES (RI.1.5)
•UNDERSTANDING IMAGES (RI.1.6)
•KEY IDEAS (RI.1.7)
•AUTHOR’S REASONS (RI.1.8)
•COMPARE AND CONTRAST (RI.1.9)
•ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS (RL.1.1)
•RETELL STORIES (RL.1.2)
•CHARACTERS AND SETTINGS (RL.1.3)
•SENSORY LANGUAGE (RL.1.4)
•FICTION VS. NONFICTION (RL.1.5)
•THE STORYTELLER (RL.1.6)
•USE THE ILLUSTRATIONS (RL.1.7)
•COMPARE AND CONTRAST (RL.1.9)
This pack includes both of these products:
WHAT CAN THIS BE USED FOR?
This is perfect for class-wide close reading, assessments, guided reading groups, or homework. Your students must refer to the text and provide textual evidence of their understanding.
CAREFULLY CRAFTED READING PASSAGES
Each passage falls within the Lexile level of 250-580. You can find a complete listing of the Lexile Levels by downloading the product preview. There are a variety of literature types including narratives, biographies, and letters. The informational text types range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include website simulations, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams. In terms of interest level, EVERY passage is written with a 1st grader in mind.
WHAT STANDARDS IS THIS ALIGNED TO?
This product is most closely aligned to the Common Core standards. However, everything is referenced as “learning targets” so that it is applicable within any 1st grade classroom. There are two options in this download. You can choose to either use a version that makes references to Common Core or a version that does NOT make references to Common Core. The content is the same in both files, but this option gives Common Core schools a specific reference to the corresponding standard, which may be helpful.
If you have purchased my 2nd Grade Common Core Close Reading Passages and Activities, please note that nearly 70% of passages are the same. They have only been modified for less text complexity and to better match the 1st grade standards. However, you will see that the questions and tasks on each of these products are completely different and completely aligned to the grade level standards.
- Alyssha Swanson