First Grade Close Reading Comprehension Year Long Bundle

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This has been a super helpful tool to have while switching back and forth from distance learning and a hybrid model. My students love it!


Close reading in your classroom helps your students dig deeper into the text they are reading. These 100 non-fiction reading passages are written by two classroom teachers as requested by teachers for first-grade close reading instruction.

Paired with 8 graphic organizers, an annotation key, color-coded text evidence, and comprehension questions, this resource is a sure-fire way to take your close reading lessons to the next level.

Use these passages in literacy centers, balanced literacy blocks, and even for RTI. The text-dependent questions pair with the texts for independent or small group instruction.

The following titles are included in this year-long bundle:

Unit #1: Back to School

  • First Day
  • School Supplies
  • New Friends
  • Fall Weather
  • School Rules
  • Specials
  • Recess
  • New Teacher
  • Lunch Time
  • Morning Work

Unit #2: All About Fall

  • Fall Leaves
  • Colder Weather
  • Fall Clothes
  • Fall Sports
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Apples
  • Fall Foods
  • Scarecrows

Unit #3: Time to Celebrate

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • New Years
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Ramadan
  • Easter
  • Labor Day

Unit #4: Our Country

  • Fourth of July
  • American Flag
  • Bald Eagle
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Washington Monument
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Voting
  • Washington D.C.
  • President’s Day

Unit #5: Winter is Here

  • Winter Weather
  • Winter Holidays
  • Snow
  • Hibernating Animals
  • Winter Trees
  • Winter Camouflage
  • Winter Clothes
  • Warm Foods
  • Keeping Warm
  • Winter Sports

Unit #6: Arctic Animals

  • Polar Bears
  • Arctic Fox
  • Walruses
  • Reindeer
  • Narwhals
  • Snowy Owls
  • Arctic Hare
  • Harp Seals
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Musk Ox

Unit #7: Heroes and Role Models

  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • Doctors
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Military
  • Principals
  • Athletes
  • Presidents
  • Parents

Unit #8: The Earth

  • Habitats
  • Oceans
  • Forests
  • Rainforest
  • Desert
  • Arctic
  • Grassland
  • Freshwater
  • Weather
  • Seasons

Unit #9: Spring Has Sprung

  • Spring Flowers
  • Spring Weather
  • Spring Animals
  • Spring Holidays
  • Spring Sports
  • Spring Foods
  • Spring Animals
  • Spring Break
  • Spring Field Trips
  • Spring Cleaning

Unit #10: Summer is Here

  • Last Day of School
  • Summer Weather
  • Staying Cool
  • Summer Foods
  • Beach Vacations
  • Summer Holidays
  • Swimming Pool Fun
  • Mountain Vacations
  • Rainy Day Activities
  • Summer Outside Fun

Need more? Want to differentiate your close reading instruction? Check out our 2nd-4th Grade Year Long Bundle for Close Reading Instruction!

Second-Fourth Grade Close Reading Year Long Bundle

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About the Authors

Farrah and Heather are veteran classroom teachers with a total of 30 years in the elementary classroom between them. They are passionate about reading and helping students create a love for reading and understanding what they are reading. These passages were written for first grade and will follow first-grade reading levels as they progress throughout the year. Created by teachers for teachers!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.


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