1st Grade Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Print and Digital

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Jodi Southard
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Do your 1st grade students struggle with reading comprehension? These 1st grade reading comprehension passages and questions will provide your students with rigorous and focused daily reading comprehension practice. 

Students will have 30 weeks of reading passages to read or have read to them. Each passage comes with a week’s worth of comprehension questions, too!

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Teachers love this easy prep and engaging way to practice reading comprehension! Students love the fun stories and activities that go with each reading passage. There are 1st grade reading comprehension passages and skills related to the text for each week.

Do you need the digital version? It’s included! This is perfect if you teach virtually! You’ll receive the entire reading comprehension notebook as a fully interactive digital version for use in Google Slides.

This 1st grade reading comprehension passages notebook includes:

  • 30 weeks of reading comprehension passages - includes fiction and nonfiction
  • Weekly reading comprehension questions to go with each text
  • A fully interactive, digital, Google Slides version

Skills included in these 1st grade reading comprehension passages: 

  • Visualization
  • Beginning, middle, end
  • Problem and solution
  • Character analysis
  • Main idea and details
  • Cause and effect
  • Inferences
  • Predictions
  • Sequencing

This reading resource is perfect for 1st grade students, but can also be used to challenge kindergarten students or to reteach 2nd grade students. I personally use different grade level reading notebooks in my classroom to differentiate and meet the individual needs of my students.

There are many ways to use these reading passages in your classroom:

  • Whole group reading instruction
  • Small group reading instruction
  • Reading intervention
  • Morning work
  • Assessment tool
  • Weekly homework 
  • Reading / ELA centers
  • Partner work

You can use these reading comprehension notebooks in a variety of ways in your classroom. If most of your students are on the same reading level, comprehension notebooks are great to use in a whole group setting. If you have students with many different reading levels, use these reading comprehension notebooks in a small group setting. I personally like to use a variety of grade levels of my reading comprehension notebooks to differentiate for all of the levels of readers in my classroom.

The reading comprehension notebook is broken into a 5-day plan, but you can complete more than one day per setting. I usually break these into two class settings, but you can use these in any format that works best in your classroom.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  In the Shade says, "True brilliance...that is all I can say about this resource. I am going into my first year of teaching and have viewed thousands of resources and this is by far my favorite. The excitement I have for this is a little silly, I must say! (I even called my mom). I always struggled with comprehension as a child so seeing a clever way to implement reading comprehension activities aside from the curriculum is brilliant!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Heather says, “This is exactly what I needed for my resource groups! I love how there are several days worth of activities for each passage as this will help them with fluency. Thank you for creating such a useful product!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Ashley says, “Comprehension strategies are tricky to teach in first grade - since students use so much of their energy while still decoding. I love this comprehension notebook resource because it can be used as desk work during reading stations, or even as homework to do with parents."

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.7

RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.7, RI.1.10

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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