This set of Very First Spanish Reading Comprehension Passages includes 20 reading passages designed to help students develop comprehension skills early in the process of learning to read Spanish.
As they work through this packet, students become skilled at reading simple passages in Spanish and answering text-based multiple choice comprehension questions.
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 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 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.
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Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)
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