Oral Reading Comprehension Checklist for K-2

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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With the science of reading, it can be difficult to find a clear and easy way to assess younger kids' comprehension skills. We know K-1 students work on reading comprehension through oral language skills and read alouds. This FREE comprehension checklist helps you record how well students are orally comprehending stories your read aloud.

Read more about how I use this oral reading comprehension checklist and other reading assessments in this blog post.


  • Reading comprehension checklist (prints 2 to a page)
  • Class data record sheet - use this to easily group kids by the gaps they show in oral reading comprehension

Need quick phonics screeners and decoding assessments? Find those for kindergarten, first grade and second grade here!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


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