Back to School Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Reading Comprehension Passages

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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This pack is designed to help kids understand and develop reading comprehension skills. This back to school activity pack is a great way to get kids identifying their emotions (SEL) and learning how to deal with different emotions and feelings. It helps teach kids to answer multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks type questions - they are perfect for ELL / ESL students. It is recommended that when you begin using this pack – that you complete the first two passages as a whole-class or group activity to guide the students in becoming familiar with the activities.

Supports the following Kindergarten and First Grade standards: 

Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 - Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 -With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

How to use this pack:

Section 1 Reading Passages:

Each page includes 1 reading passage and questions on the right hand side. There are five stars on each page to guide students to read the passage quite a few times and color the stars as they read. Some pages include an ‘I feel’ or ‘how does the subject in the story feel?’ question where the student can identify with feelings.

Hand out the sheet and do a simple ‘listening’ task where students listen to the story and look at the picture. Ask the students a few questions about the passage, then instruct them to begin reading by themselves 9or as a guided reading group session). You can even get a group reading session going and the group can color the stars as they read.

Finally, instruct the students to swap papers and see if their partners can identify any mistakes and color the smiley faces according to how they think their partner performed in answering the passage:

This pack includes:

*Simple who, what, when, where, and how

*yes or no

*fill in the blank

Topics include:





*number words

Section 2 Dictation Sentence Booklets:

How to begin:

Day 1: Begin by getting the students to ‘stop & listen to the sentence’ then trace the sentence.

Day 2: Listen to the sentence and write the missing word, color the pictures.

Day 3: Listen to the sentence and write the missing word(s), color the pictures.

Day 4: Listen to the sentence and write the missing words, color the pictures.

Day 5: Listen & write the full sentence then draw a picture.

A full month of these has been included in this pack! Several title pages for the booklets have been provided for your preferred choice.

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