Familiarity with different types of texts is an important part of the first grade reading curriculum. In this worksheet, kids read Christina Rossetti's famous poem, "Caterpillar" and then answer questions about what they read.
Support students to construct summaries of informational books by using the sentence frames on this handy worksheet. Your students will get useful practice retelling what they've learned from their nonfiction reading.
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
Get ready to read! Set students up for success by showing them how to preview texts before reading. Young readers are challenged to predict what the book is about using the title and illustrations before diving into the story.
After reading nonfiction books, encourage students to share what they’ve learned by writing letters to a family member. Students will use this letter template to share the name of the book and a detailed summary of what they learned.
As students read nonfiction books, have them keep track of the fun facts they're learning using this graphic organizer. After collecting five interesting facts in the bubbles, students can use them to write a summary of the book.
It’s time to put your prediction power to work! However, no one prediction is guaranteed to be correct. In this worksheet, students come up with three possible things that might happen in the book they select.
As students begin to read independently, they may have questions about what they read. These questions should be encouraged! Have students record their questions about their reading or any unknown words on this graphic organizer.
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. This activity will get students talking, listening, and writing! They'll take turns sharing about the book they've read before writing a summary of their partner's book.