These are the nonfiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 1st grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 50 original 1st grade nonfiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading comprehension by teaching your students to become close reading experts!
There are nine non-fiction reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 non-fiction reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for the nonfiction compare and contrast target skill because it has a total of 10 reading passages so that your students can compare away!)
Each one of the 50 nonfiction reading passages has 2 pages of carefully written close reading tasks and reading comprehension activities. The first page of reading comprehension tasks is specifically aligned to the nonfiction learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the nonfiction reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the nonfiction reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
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THE NONFICTION (INFORMATIONAL TEXT) READING COMPREHENSION TARGET SKILLS ARE:
→ ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS (RI.1.1)
→ MAIN TOPIC AND KEY DETAILS (RI.1.2)
→ CONNECTIONS (RI.1.3)
→ WORD MEANINGS (RI.1.4)
→ TEXT FEATURES (RI.1.5)
→ UNDERSTANDING IMAGES (RI.1.6)
→ KEY IDEAS (RI.1.7)
→ AUTHOR’S REASONS (RI.1.8)
→ COMPARE AND CONTRAST (RI.1.9)
SUGGESTED RELATED PRODUCTS:
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Literature pack:
1st Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – Literature
BUT, if you are thinking about buying both the Literature AND Informational packs, you should get a DISCOUNT by buying it in a bundle!
1st Grade Close Reading – Informational AND Literature BUNDLE
CAREFULLY CRAFTED CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
Each non fiction close reading comprehension passage falls within the Lexile level of 380-580, which is perfect for your readers who are ready for the challenge of close reading! These are not meant to be independent work unless your readers are VERY strong. Most 1st grade students will need teacher guidance and support to work through the activities because they require a lot of DIGGING DEEP!
The Lexile level is marked at the top of each passage. The topics range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include website simulations, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams.
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
These non fiction reading comprehension activities are most closely aligned to the Common Core standards. However, everything is referenced as “learning targets” so that it is applicable within any 1st grade classroom. There are two options in this download. You can choose to either use a version where the passages and activities make references to Common Core or a version that does NOT make references to Common Core. The content is the same in both sets of passages and activities, but this option gives Common Core schools a specific reference to the corresponding standard, which may be helpful.
WHAT CAN THESE NONFICTION CLOSE READING PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These nonfiction close reading passages and activities are perfect for teaching reading comprehension skills, reading assessments, guided reading groups, or reading comprehension homework. Your students must refer to the text and provide textual evidence of their understanding and comprehension of the reading passages.
DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION INCLUDED FOR ALL READING PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
In addition to the traditional printable pack, the close reading passages and activities in this download can also be assigned via Google slides or Google Classroom, which makes everything very versatile for digital distance learning.
To see a video overview of the digital version as well as instructions for assigning these close reading passages and activities using Google Docs or Google Classroom, check out these videos:
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I love using these passages with my high fliers. It has higher order thinking questions to challenge them. It also does a great reviewing standards that are taught in class. I will continue to use these in small and whole group.” – Kayla C..
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ” I used this for my comprehension groups, and wow! The articles and stories are engaging for the students while pushing them to really understand what they are ready and using good reading skills.” – Primary C.
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If you have purchased my 2nd Grade Common Core Close Reading Passages and Activities, please note that nearly 70% of reading passages are the same. They have only been modified for less text complexity and to better match the 1st grade reading comprehension standards. However, you will see that the questions and tasks on each of these products are completely different and completely aligned to the grade level reading comprehension standards.
NOTE ABOUT DIFFERENTIATION: Please note that unlike the other grade levels in this product line, this set of 1st grade reading passages and activities DOES NOT INCLUDE DIFFERENTIATED PASSAGES. As this product is meant for 1st graders who have already mastered decoding in accordance to the Science of Reading, and are ready for close reading and deeper comprehension tasks, simplifying the texts would not appropriate for this grade level.
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2nd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages – Informational Texts
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3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages – Informational Texts
3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages – Literature
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4th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages – Informational Texts
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