Being able to identify when and where a story takes place is an important skill for young readers. After reading fiction books, check students’ comprehension by having them draw the setting of the story in this fun reading comprehension activity.
Reading is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about deriving meaning from the text! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them draw and write about their favorite parts.
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.
Learning how to figure out the trickier words is an essential tool for readers of all levels. This fun worksheet helps students practice using context clues and pictures to decode tricky words and improve their reading fluency skills.
The hunt is on! Engage students in learning about parts of books through this fun scavenger hunt activity. Students find and record each part of the book that they find, building print awareness and key literacy skills.
Reading fluency is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about finding meaning and making connections! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them share about how it connects to their own lives.
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Use this paragraph frame worksheet to support ELs as they navigate through the process of retelling text using transition words. This template can be used as a scaffold for any fictional text in the classroom!
A fun game for students, book bingo can either be played as a game to diversify student reading or as a way to have students begin interacting and talking about the types of reading materials they enjoy.
Our first grade reading worksheets help young readers work on essential early reading skills. These printable reading worksheets allow kids to build their vocabulary, read short narratives, practice reading comprehension, and more. From bingo to word matching to flashcards, we have multiple ways to make learning to read fun. You can also check out our first grade writing worksheets for more practice.
Tips for Teaching First Grade Reading
First grade reading is an important phase in your child's literacy development. Not only does it build upon the phonics skills introduced in kindergarten, but it prepares children for chapter books in second grade. For more support with phonics, check out our phonics worksheets. By the end of first grade, early readers should be able to:
Interpret illustrations in order to make meaning about a text.
Decode unknown words.
Determine cause and effect within various texts.
Question the author's meaning.
Predict what they think will happen next in a story.