Turn the Page on Reading Comprehension StrugglesIt goes without saying that reading comprehension is a huge component to literacy. But it’s not always an easy skill to master. These reading comprehension worksheets were designed get kids over the proverbial comprehension hump, regardless of their grade or literacy levels. In addition to intriguing, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction reading passages, parents and teachers will find all kinds of exercises that will strengthen writing, vocabulary, critical-thinking, and comprehension abilities. Several worksheets also touch on various literary techniques, from character comparison and storyboarding to drawing conclusions and cause and effect. Of course, we understand that, when it comes to education—and especially reading—not every student progresses at the same rate. That’s why you’ll find so many options in our online portal. So if you happen to be the parent of a first-grader who is already reading on a third grade level, you’ll find texts and worksheets that will stimulate his advanced brain. Similarly, if your child is a tad behind the curve, there are activities that will build up her abilities and her confidence as she slowly but surely gets up to speed—and then some.
Grade 1 Reading Comprehension
Use these free. printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.
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Reading Worksheets - Leveled
These grade 1 reading comprehension worksheets are taken from a series of leveled reading workbooks ranging in difficulty from A to Z, according to the Fountas and Pinnell grading system. The full workbooks are available for download from our bookstore from only $2.49 / book.
More Reading Worksheets
Each fiction passage or poem is followed by four questions. Questions for grade 1 students are focused on recalling information directly from the text. Answers can be given in the space provided or verbally to a parent / tutor. These worksheets are pdf files and can be printed.
A Visit to the Water Park Fiction, 117 words
The New Bicycle Fiction, 67 words
At the Zoo Poem, 64 words
A Cold Bear Fiction, 50 words
A Puzzle a Day Fiction, 103 words
The Thunderstorm Fiction, 76 words
Apples Non-fiction, 100 words
Dessert Time! Fiction, 70 words
How to Tie Your Shoes Non-fiction, 104 words
Kitten's Choice Fiction, 130 words
Mule Thoughts Poem, 40 words
Making Cookies Fiction, 100 words
Monster Learns Rules Fiction, 180 words
Summer Nights Fiction, 120 words
The Puppy and the Kitten Fiction, 81 words
All About Bears Non-fiction, 100 words
The Boat Parade Fiction, 85 words
Peanuts and Popcorn Fiction, 101 words
Shoveling Snow Fiction, 94 words
Sun, Stars and Moon Non-fiction, 120 words
Homework or Video Games Fiction, 88 words
We are Important Non-fiction, 70 words
Historical Reading Worksheets
Each historical passage has themes and language appropriate for beginning readers. Every text is followed by four questions asking the students to recall information that they have just read.
The Sun has Set Fiction, 110 words
My Little Kitty Fiction, 145 words
Time for Everything Poem, 75 words
Seven Little Mice Poem, 60 words
One of Aesop's Fables Fiction, 140 words
Susy Brown Fiction, 100 words
O John! Fiction, 60 words
Here Comes the Band Fiction, 90 words
Here, Ponto Fiction, 80 words
The Bee Fiction, 90 words
Ned and the Apples Fiction 65 words
Snowman Fiction 70 words