These are nonfiction reading passages about social studies subjects. They are based off of the first grade Oklahoma state standards. There are passages for each standard. Look through the topics, because they do follow close to common core as well as some of the other state's standards. For each topic there are three levels. Even the low passages will be hard for your low first graders (to be able to include the information needed) so there is also a vocabulary builder with each topic. These too will have to be done with those low guys.
I've also included fluency trackers to record words per minute read each week. There are various levels and also a blank one in case a child reads above or below the rates given.
There are 27 topics at 3 levels each and a vocabulary builder-
Alexander Graham Bell
George Washington Carver
Continents and Oceans
Lewis, Clark, & Sacagawea
Money and Barter
Needs and Wants
Pledge of Allegiance
Producers and Consumers
Squanto and the Pilgrims
The Wright Brothers
Each topic can also be purchased individually. Check out the preview to really see how they're set up.
This can be used as homework or as a station during differentiated reading groups. Directions are at the top of each page. The first night students read the passage and circle words they aren't familiar with. The second night they reread the passage and answer the 5 comprehension questions. The third night they have someone time them for 1 minute and write at the bottom how many words per minute they can read.
These are designed so that all students can be reading about the topic at hand on their level. Vocabulary they will need to know for each social studies unit these correlate to are incorporated into the passage.
I have many science topics, too. Check out the science passages bundle here:
Look for the third grade edition of social studies to come out soon, as well as, other individual topics.
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