Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year

Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
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This pack is a bundle of all of my reading passages from various seasonal packs (see below). Each reading passage comes with comprehension questions that tackle a variety of skills that your first graders need to master. This pack will provide your students with plenty of practice to improve fluency and comprehension skills. Each reading passage has the common core standards listed. MOST passages are differentiated, with two or more levels of difficulty.

Here is what's included:

Back to school theme:

Pam’s First Day: sequencing
Recess fun: sequencing
My New Class: story web
New Crayons: graphic organizer for organizing story information
My New Backpack: finding information
Cam’s Lunch: sequencing
The Spill: story elements and sequencing


The Field Trip: Sequencing
Farm to Store: Organizing information
Pat’s Job: sequencing
Apple Picking
At the Apple Orchard: I see story web, visualizing
We Like Apples: graphic organizer to organize info from story
Johnny Appleseed: Finding important facts web
Tam’s Game: Character’s Feelings
The Game: Story elements/ summarizing
Nick’s Idea: story elements/ summarizing
Fall Festival: character feelings
Untitled (about a fall party- students will add title): cause/effect
Sarah Decorates: web of info, visualizing
The Maze: story elements, summarizing
Pumpkin Day at School: character analysis
Fall: author’s purpose
Pumpkins: Main idea and details
Apples: comparing
Ellie’s Letter
We Like Halloween
Greg the Ghost: Main idea and details
A Witch’s Spell: visualizing, sequencing, cause/effect
A Nice Treat: story elements, character analysis, beginning, middle, end
Gram’s Lesson: Character analysis
Paul’s Halloween: Sequencing, story web
Halloween: Author’s Purpose, main idea
Ollie Helps: story elements, sequencing
Mathew’s Favorite Holiday/A Great Day: events
Thanksgiving (informative)
Life as a Pilgrim Child (informative- main idea)
Squanto (informative)
Turkey Trouble 1 and 2 (story elements and central message)
Our Thanksgiving (sequencing)
Thanksgiving Helpers (story web)
Ben’s Thankful Day (character analysis)
Squanto: Main idea


Max’s Mistake (character/ author's message)
Santa Stuck (Story elements)
Baking Cookies (sequencing)
The Gingerbread Land (visualizing)
Decorating My tree:
Two Trees
Reindeer: main idea
3 Christmas Main idea passages
Letters to Santa: making lists/using commas
Frank and Linda: character analysis
Grace’s Gift (sight word reader)
Mathew’s Craft (sight word reader)
The Cookie Mistake
Making Cookies
The Gingerbread House
Amani’s Cookies (sight word reader)
Avery’s Cookie Adventure (sight reader)
Winter: author’s purpose
The not-so-snowy day: Summarizing
The Biggest Hill: cause/effect
The Snow Storm: Summarizing/story elements
Zack learns a Lesson:
Making Hot Cocoa: sequencing
Snowy Surprise: visualizing/ beginning, middle, end
Penguins: main idea
Snow Seals: fact finding
Polar Cub Gets Lost: Story Elements
“Snow” Much Fun: Comparing
Molly’s Snow Day: Events
Polar Bears: main idea, using glossary

Groundhogs: Topic, details
Penny’s First Cavity: Story elements with lesson
A Trip to the Dentist Sequencing
Healthy habits: comparing
A Loose Tooth: Beginning, Middle, End

Valentine Surprise: Predictions
Valentine’s Day Gifts: Sequencing
Collin’s Idea: Summarizing/ story Elements
Valentine’s Day: finding information/ main idea and details
Ken’s First Day: Beginning, middle end
A Special Day: Main idea, visualizing

Lenny the Leprechaun: predicting
Peter’s Gold: character analysis/ sequencing
Four Leaf Clovers:
Leprechauns: finding information
The Trap: character analysis
Selma Follows the Clues: Beginning, middle, end
Trapping Leprechauns: author’s Purpose
A Friendship:
Leslie the Leprechaun Gets Lucky: summarizing/ story elements
Save or Spend: events

Easter Bunnies: comparing
The Egg Hunt: predicting/ using quotes
Rabbits: Topic, details
Rabbit or Hare: Comparing
Special Day: sequencing

Mother’s Day
The Rainy Day: sequencing, beginning, middle, end, problem/solution
Rainbows: anticipation guide
Spring Break:: sequencing, comparing
Jog a Thons: Topic, details
The Jog-a-thon: using quotes
Frogs: author’s purpose, finding information
At the Pond: visualizing, cause/effect
An important day: Main idea and details
Kyle’s New Bike: story elements
Katie Joins the Team: story elements
Spring: author’s purpose
The Storm: visualizing
Bring on the Rain: Main idea and details
Wake up Forest Friends: Events
Angela’s Trees: character’s senses
Malia’s Garden


Fun at the Park:
Summer Days
Summer: Main idea and details
Week at Grandma’s: sequencing
The Lemonade Stand:
Luke’s Idea: story elements/ summarizing
Going Fishing: Sequencing
Summer: main idea and details, author’s purpose
At the Library

All of these reading passages come from one of the following packs (which also include writing, phonics, and grammar activities):

Back to School Lit Pack
Fall Lit Pack
Halloween Pack
Thankful for Literacy
Christmas Lit Pack
Snowy Lit Activities
Spring into literacy
Tooth Pack
Groundhog Pack
Valentine's Day pack
St. Patrick's Day pack
Sunny Lit
Total Pages
500 pages
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