This quiz (which could be adapted for classwork) is a great way to check for student understanding of non-fiction text features such as: Table of Contents, Headings, Bold Print, Captions, Photographs, and Glossary.
Students are asked to read several short passages. After reading, students practice identifying the central message or "lesson" of the story. This can be used for practice or a quick assessment. An editable version can be emailed upon request
First, students read a short passage and identify the point of view of the story and statements that are made by different characters or the narrator. Next, students compare two short passages - one told by the point of view of a child and the
We used this product in a first grade classroom towards the end of the year for a day of glow games and activities; however, it could be used throughout the year as a whole or broken into pieces. Included within the pack are sight word, math,
Students are asked to read a fiction and a non-fiction piece. They are asked to identify if the text is fiction or non-fiction as well as what clues led them to that decision. The students also compare the fiction and the non-fiction pieces.
Students are asked to read a short fictional passage. The students then identify the character, setting, problem and solution as well as a retelling of the beginning, middle, and end. This assessment also includes two questions on cause and
We used this "Escape Room" themed scavenger hunt to help our first graders review non-fiction text features. Throughout each step, they needed to use a specific text feature to lead them to the next clue. Students reviewed: table of contents,
Every year I read "Elmer" to my students. I love talking about how unique Elmer is and even though he is different than the other elephants he has his own special gift (making the other elephants laugh). After reading, we all color our own crazy
This assessment includes two short stories. In the first, students read the text and answer questions describing the character's feelings, words, and actions. In the second story, students read the text in order to compare and contrast the two
The graphic organizer helps students to write good paragraphs including a beginning and an ending sentence. This organizer has been extremely helpful with getting students to include the elements that they need to write a good, organized paragraph.
These materials are for use with the Bridges Math curriculum for first grade. These workplaces were written to be student and teacher friendly. They offer directions for the students to follow as well as variations for each workplace.