These are the fiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 1st grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 50 original 1st grade fiction 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 eight fiction reading comprehension target skills in this product. Each reading comprehension target skill has a set of 5 fiction reading passages and activities specifically dedicated to it (…except for the fiction 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 fiction 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 fiction learning target identified at the top of the page. The second page of reading comprehension tasks is a SPIRAL REVIEW of all the fiction reading comprehension learning targets for the grade level. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for all of the fiction reading comprehension skills they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
THE FICTION (LITERATURE) READING COMPREHENSION TARGET SKILLS ARE:
→ ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS (RL.1.1)
→ RETELL STORIES (RL.1.2)
→ CHARACTERS AND SETTINGS (RL.1.3)
→ SENSORY LANGUAGE (RL.1.4)
→ FICTION VS. NONFICTION (RL.1.5)
→ THE STORYTELLER (RL.1.6)
→ USE THE ILLUSTRATIONS (RL.1.7)
→ COMPARE AND CONTRAST (RL.1.9)
SUGGESTED RELATED PRODUCTS:
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Informational reading comprehension pack:
BUT, if you are thinking about buying both the Literature AND Informational close reading sets, you should get a DISCOUNT by buying them in a bundle!
CAREFULLY CRAFTED CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND ACTIVITIES
Each fiction passage falls within the Lexile level of 250-490, 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 reading activities because they require a lot of DIGGING DEEP!
WHAT STANDARDS ARE THESE CLOSE READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO?
These 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 FICTION CLOSE READING PASSAGES BE USED FOR?
These fiction 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…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ Better than anything I could have dreamed- it was fantastic! Nicely organized for the teacher brain, engaging and interesting for the students… perfect little challenge with the questions. I plan on using this many times over the years. Thank you!” – Meg R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ” I own the informational version of this and have loved it! Realized there was a literature version and had to have it. Great high quality texts with rigorous questions, and always aligned to the standards!” – Miss Mmac
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “ I love, love, love this product! I love that it lists the standards address. I love that I can use it in small group or whole group! I can also use it as independent practice or homework! Such a valuable resource!” – Betty T.
If you have purchased my BESTSELLING 2nd Grade Close Reading Literature Passages and Activities, please note that nearly 70% of passages are the same. They have only been modified for less text complexity and to better match the 1st grade standards. However, you will see that the questions and tasks on each of these products are completely different and completely aligned to the 1st grade level 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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– Alyssha Swanson