Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade | Comprehension

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Aylin Claahsen
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle includes all my seasonally themed close reading passages packs, with specific ELA standards for Kindergarten and 1st grade covered in the comprehension activities. This bundle also includes my Close Reading pack that you can use by adding the book of your choice. The activities are great
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This resource includes all the materials you need to incorporate Close Reading into your Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom- you just need to add a book! The materials focus on specific ELA standards for Kindergarten and 1st grade. Students will have the opportunity to dig deeper and show true comprehension through responses to provided prompts, and through completion of graphic organizers, where they use specific evidence from the text.

This is a great resource to use during any time of year to incorporate Close Reading into your Kindergarten or 1st Grade classroom.

This complete resource will help you learn how to plan for a 1st read, 2nd read and 3rd read of the text, digging deeper each time while addressing different Common Core Stands with evidence cited from the text. Students will show their evidence from the text via the graphic organizers provided.

What's included?

Anchor charts, writing prompts, and a lesson plan template will guide you in how to set up Close Reading lessons in your classroom. A sample lesson plan is included that you can try out in your classroom to help you become comfortable with Close Reading.

Everything that is included:

  • anchor charts- How to set up Close Reading in your classroom
  • lesson plan template
  • sample close reading lesson plan
  • 33 question prompt cards aligned to Common Core Standards (literature and informational texts)
  • 16 graphic organizers, aligned to specific standards (literature and informational texts), to use for comprehension activities of citing text evidence for second and 3rd read (b&w)

When do you use these close reading passages?

  • small group/guided reading groups
  • whole group read alouds

How do you use this close reading resource?

  • Follow the sample lesson plan to figure out how to plan your own close reading lessons.
  • Use the provided lesson plan template, question prompt cards, and graphic organizers to plan out your entire lesson.
  • This pack provides you with all the materials needed to create your own close reading lessons!

With all the parts that are included in this pack, it is a complete close reading resource for you to use with your readers!

Who are these close reading passages for?

  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers with comprehension goals
  • Reading specialists/interventionists/reading teachers
  • Classroom aides/assistants
  • Parent helpers
  • ESL teachers working on developing specific ELA standards
  • Tutors
  • To leave for a substitute

Why focus on Close Reading?

  • Close Reading is an important piece of addressing Common Core ELA Standards.
  • It requires students to truly comprehend the text by digging deeper and using specific evidence from the text to answer comprehension questions.
  • Close Reading in Kindergarten and 1st Grade is similar to Shared Reading where you can read aloud a text but with a specific focus for each rereading of the text related to a Common Core Standard.

Want to try out my close reading passages to get an idea of the setup of this resource? Grab my free version here!

This close reading resource is intended for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, and aligns to Kindergarten and 1st Grade standards.

The goal of this pack is to assist you in creating close reading lessons for your Kindergarten and 1st Grade students.

I hope you and your students love this close reading resource!


Looking for Close Reading Passages?

You may want to check out my other close reading passages packs, to use all year round.

You can save 20% by purchasing the seasonal or themed bundles!

Close Reading Passages Themes include:

  • Back to School
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • End of the Year
  • Ocean Animals
  • Space
  • Community Helpers
  • Camping
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).


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