Digital First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages: Levels I & J {PDF & Slides}

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This Guided Reading Comprehension Packet, which includes 15 reading passages, is designed to help kids work toward the goals of reading Levels I and J (DRA Levels 16 - 18) text and thoughtfully answering text-based questions.

Four multiple choice questions and three short answer questions are included with each passage.

This resource is ideal for use toward the end of first grade and/or at the beginning of second grade. To help provide each student reading material at just the right level, this resource is part of a series of Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels C through P.

To provide flexibility, for use in distance learning and/or a classroom setting, the following options are offered:

1) A link to this document in Google Slides

2) A link to a document with a JPEG image of each page

3) Ready for use with the new TpT Digital Tool

4) Printable, as a traditional PDF, in full color

5) Printable, as a traditional PDF, in an ink-saving black and white version

As students are learning to use evidence to support their thinking, I have them find and highlight the section of text they use to justify their answer.

Two Options Include:

★ Color coded highlighting - Students highlight the answer to each question in a different color.

★ Numbered highlighting - Students highlight evidence within the text and then write the question number beside the highlighted evidence.

These passages and worksheets are useful for distance learning, guided reading, homework, choral reading, fluency work, and literacy centers.

I often have students go on scavenger hunts to find and highlight words with long vowels, words with specific endings, and/or words from our word work.

The Following Passages Are Included:

★ Frogs

★ Cats

★ Spiders

★ Goldfish

★ Mailing a Letter

★ Food Chains

★ Light

★ Day and Night

★ Heat

★ Stars

★ A Plane Ride

★ Energy

★ The Lion and the Mouse

★ The Rhinoceros and the Tick Bird

★ The Turnip

For use as a printable resource, both a full color version and an ink-saving black and white option are included.

For online/digital use, this resource is aligned with the new Tpt Digital Tool, through which selected pages can be assigned using Google Classroom.

If you'd like a quick, effective way to determine each child's ideal Guided Reading Placement Level, take a moment to check out this Text Level Estimator.

For those using the TpT School Access Subscription Program, this resource is part of a Perfect Pairing Pack including Levels G/H and I/J. Click here to view the resource including both sets. (This is available to everyone, but is set up to maximize value when using School Access.)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Sincerely, Anne Gardner (National Board Certified in Literacy)


Please note: An answer key is included for the multiple choice questions. For many of the written response questions, answers can vary and are considered correct as long as the student logically uses evidence from the text to support his or her answer.


Also Available:

Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels G and H

Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels K and L

Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels M and N

* This printable PDF file is available immediately upon purchase. *

Also Known As: Guided Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions: Gd. Rdg. Levels I and J

End of Year 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions {Distance Learning Packets}

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Google Slides & also a PDF with a total of 100 pages - 50 pages in both color and black & white
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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