These Reading Passages with Text-Based Questions are designed to help students transition from Guided Reading Level C to Guided Reading Level D. As students work through this pack, they use evidence from the text to answer a variety of questions. In doing so, they participate in their very first (simple) close reading lessons.
This packet includes 30 reading comprehension passages with three questions per passage. Each passage is presented twice.
★ In the first set, the passages are provided in a standard format. I have students circle the correct answer and also write it on the line.
★ In the second set, a color-coded crayon is provided in each answer box. Students use that color to underline the evidence in the text that supports each answer & also answer in a standard format.
Supports the following Kindergarten and First Grade standards:
- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
-With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
If multiple choice questions are new to your kids, I recommend putting simple questions in a multiple choice format during calendar time or other daily routines. I like to give each student a strip of cardstock with A, B and C written on it and have them practice answering multiple choice questions by clipping a clothespin on the correct answer. This is an easy, fun way for kids to develop confidence answering multiple choice questions.
Once kids are comfortable with the multiple choice format, I like to discuss the first few passages with groups and demonstrate how to answer the simple text-based multiple choice questions. Some of the passages are similar to each other so you can use one passage to teach/model and the other to check each student's understanding during independent work.
I am finding that, with guided practice, kids quickly develop the skills they need to be successful reading these passages and independently answering the multiple choice questions.
These passages are based on common sight words. I also have kids find and highlight selected sight words.
Supports the following standards:
- Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words (for beginning of year words).
- Read common high-frequency words by sight.
Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
** Please note: This item is included in my Ultimate Reading Comprehension Bundle.
Selected passages are also available as an iPad app. If you'd like to take a look, search iTunes Guided Reading , Anne Gardner.
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