Back to School Reading Activities - Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Jessica Tobin - Elementary Nest
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2nd - 3rd
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These back to school reading activities are a perfect set of passages to use to help students practice their comprehension. In this product, you will find five back to school stories with 2 comprehension activities for each. One of the comprehension papers deals with answering questions about the text and the other paper deals with writing a response based on the passage. It's perfect for the first week back to school.

Story 1: Getting Ready for the First Day of School

  • The 5 W's
  • Personal writing response

Story 2: A Mountain of Paperwork

  • Dialogue questions
  • Personal writing response

Story 3: The Scared Teacher

  • Ask and answer questions
  • Fictional writing response

Story 4: How Zack's First Day Was Ruined

  • Character Response
  • Fictional writing response

Story 5: Katie's Awesome First Day of School

  • Sequencing
  • Personal Writing response

-I have found that second grade students benefit to read this as a whole group the first time, then allow them to respond individually. However, it works great for higher readers independently. 3rd graders could work independently through this activity.

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Bundle of Stories

More Back to School packs:

-Back to School On-the-Go

-Back to School Flip Book

-Rules and Procedures

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