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These passages are part of a series of Reading Comprehension Passages with Text-Based Questions designed to help students develop comprehension skills early in the process of learning to read.
This sample includes 3 reading comprehension passages. Each passage is presented twice. In the first set, the passages are provided in a standard format. In the second set, a color-coded crayon is provided in the answer box. Students use that color to underline evidence in the text that supports each answer & also answer in a standard format.
These activities support the following Common Core 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 a fun and easy way for kids to develop confidence with the multiple choice format. (Sample picture included.)
I find that, with guided practice, kids quickly develop the skills they need to be successful reading these passages and independently answering the multiple choice questions.
When using the full set, I 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 teachers can use one passage to teach and the other to check each student's understanding during independent work.
These passages are based on common sight words. I also have kids find and highlight selected sight words.
Supports the following Common Core standards:
- Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words (for beginning of year words).
- Read common high-frequency words by sight.
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
Very First Sight Word Sentences ~ Guided Reading Levels A and B
Very First Reading Comprehension Passages ~ Guided Reading Level C
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Level D
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Level E
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Level F
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels G and H
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels I and J
Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels K and L
Ultimate Reading Comprehension Bundle ~ Guided Reading Levels C - L