Kindergarten 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Decodable Phonics Passages & Boom

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Jodi Southard
Grade Levels
K - 1st
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48 printable passages & 100 Digital Boom Cards
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Love these! Just right for beginning readers! Love that it can be paper/pencil or digital with the Boom Cards!


These kindergarten and 1st grade reading comprehension passages are perfect for beginning readers! The decodable phonics passages are the perfect way for kindergarten and 1st grade students to work on their phonics skills and their reading comprehension. This resource includes printable decodable phonics reading comprehension passages with questions, as well as Boom cards! You will have both options for your students! Each printable passage and Boom cards passage includes comprehension questions and 3 high frequency words. You are teaching multiple reading skills with this one product! This resource also supports research in the Science of Reading.

Students will work on 25 different phonics skills with these decodable phonics passages. They are perfect for kindergarten and 1st grade reading comprehension!

Your students will love the Boom cards, too! Kindergarten and first grade students can practice their reading comprehension and decodable phonics skills on a tablet, laptop, or any mobile device with access to the Internet. Boom cards are self-checking, too! Students will get immediate feedback and you will have instant data!

This reading comprehension & decodable phonics passages resource includes:

  • 48 printable reading passages perfect for Kindergarten or 1st grade
  • Comprehension questions for all reading passages
  • Boom cards - all 48 passages are also in Boom cards

Phonics patterns include: 

  • short vowels
  • beginning blends
  • Digraphs
  • long vowels with silent e
  • soft c/g
  • long vowel pairs
  • r-controlled vowels
  • Diphthongs

You will love this resource because it covers so many skills! It’s reading comprehension, decodable phonics, reading passages, and high frequency sight words (both printable and in Boom card format) all in one!

These decodable reading passages are perfect for:

  • Kindergarten reading comprehension
  • 1st grade reading comprehension
  • 2nd grade students that still need decoding practice

There are many ways to use these reading passages in your classroom:

  • Whole group reading instruction
  • Small group reading instruction
  • Reading intervention
  • Morning work
  • Assessment tool
  • Weekly homework 
  • Reading / ELA centers
  • Partner work


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⭐ Please see the PREVIEWS to get an up-close look at the reading passages!

See What Other Teachers are Saying. . .

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Heather O. says, “Love these! Just right for beginning readers! Love that it can be paper/pencil or digital with the Boom Cards!”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Julie B. says, “Great passages! Will really help students decode and comprehend.”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Kara G. says, “I have been using this with my reading groups. I love it!”

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Total Pages
48 printable passages & 100 Digital Boom Cards
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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