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This product is designed to teach beginner readers to not only read, but look for text – based evidence while they answer questions! The passages and questions are simple, yet develop essential skills.
This may be a first interaction with multiple choice questions, so take time to review how to answer questions. I teach my students to read the questions first so they know what to look for while they read! There are a few short answer questions, in which students need to HIGHLIGHT text-based evidence, proving where they found their answers.
* I have my students highlight text-based evidence for each question and write the number of the question next to the sentence they highlighted. This embeds test-prep into authentic teaching.*
Many of the High Frequency Sight Words are in these passages as well. I have my kiddos find the words and highlight or circle them. We then add them to our classroom word wall.
Common Core Standards for 1st grade are addressed in these passages/questions:
ELA.RL.1.1 - Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
ELA.RF.1.3g - Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words (for beginning of year words).
This packet contains 14 fictional reading passages with 3 questions to accompany each passage!
Hope these passages can be helpful to you in your guided reading groups! They could also be sent home as homework to do with parents.