I use Realidades 1 in my Spanish 1 classes, but sometimes think that there should be more readings that use the vocabulary and grammar structures that are presented in the book. You will find these reading activities helpful for your students. After students read the passages, they will answer comprehension questions in English and Spanish, particularly helpful for level 1 students. These could be used as in-class activities, homework, or part of a reading assessment (think about your chapter test or quizzes).
These are some concepts that appear in the readings: