These reading passages with discussion and reflection questions are perfect for supporting an author study or books by Cynthia Rylant, Ezra Jack Keats and Patricia Polacco.
I have included TWO versions of each. The passages are the SAME. The one I use with my FIRST GRADERS is the CHIT CHAT WITH A FRIEND one.
NOTE: I did not list this as a First Grade resource because most would consider it too hard but it’s been fine with my kids since I read passages to them.)
You can have kids complete independently with the second version OR read it to the class and then have them answer the questions independently. Up to you!
How do I implement? I use the Chit Chat Version and read the passage to the class. Then they discuss questions. No writing required. After they have a few minutes to discuss a question, I call on a child and ask WHAT HIS/HER PARTNER had to say. This holds both children accountable and keeps them both active listeners and participants.
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