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1st grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Tests

Free, printable and accessible online
– made especially for the first grade

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1st grade worksheets instructions

All worksheets have 3 versions:

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Just the text

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The text with the questions

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The text with the questions and the answers

We constructed it this way in order to reduce the amount of pages you need to print.
We encourage you to print the version with the answers just once, for your own reference.

Use these texts online

We more strongly encourage you to use these texts online. Other than ecological reasons, practicing reading comprehension online is also much easier to grade, simplifies tracking of progress, adaptive to the level of the specific student, and increases motivation to practice with the students.

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1st grade teaching tips

To improve reading comprehension, first graders must have a strong foundation of reading skills. This includes being able to recognize the parts of a sentence, having phonological awareness, the ability to apply word analysis skills, and the ability to read with some measure of fluency and accuracy. These skills can be developed by using the following tips:

Readers Need Practice

Students have the best chance of developing strong reading comprehension if they practice reading often – at least 20 minutes a day. Playing reading games is an excellent way to engage first graders in practicing reading.

Expand the Vocabulary to Improve Comprehension

Encouraging children to learn new words will do wonders for reading comprehension. The more robust their vocabulary, the better their reading comprehension skills will be.

Provide Background Information About the Reading Material

For example, if new words are introduced in a passage, explain what the new words mean, provide examples, and help the child learn how to pronounce new words correctly. In doing so, you not only improve reading comprehension, but you also improve the child’s ability to make inferences about what they are reading.

 

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1st grade worksheets

Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 1st grade level.

A day at the park

Topic

A day at the park

Lexile level

90

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central message, identifying the author’s point of view, identifying the main topic and key ideas

The Park

Topic

The Park

Lexile level

250

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

lesson or moral, Identifying the author’s point of view, Identifying the main topic and key ideas.

Thank you Anna

Topic

Thank you Anna

Lexile level

310

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view.

Karen’s Garden

Topic

Karen’s Garden

Lexile level

250

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Central message, lesson ,Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

Gasoline

Topic

Gasoline

Lexile level

40

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Lesson,Central message,Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

Everyday

Topic

Everyday

Lexile level

110

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Identifying chronological order, Sequencing questions, Cause and effect comprehension ,Identifying the main topic and key ideas

Birds, Birds, Birds

Topic

Birds, Birds, Birds

Lexile level

140

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Central message, lesson or moral, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

Ben’s Pet

Topic

Ben’s Pet

Lexile level

250

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view.

Ben’s Farm

Topic

Ben’s Farm

Lexile level

250

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central message, Lesson, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

Balls for Sports

Topic

Balls for Sports

Lexile level

250

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central message, Lesson, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view