1st Grade August Reading Passages Printable Version


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Are you looking for an engaging and comprehensive reading resource to improve your reading comprehension skills? Look no further! We proudly present our printable 1st  Grade August Reading Passages, a carefully crafted collection of four high-quality reading passages designed to enhance your reading abilities and expand your knowledge.


Differentiate with ease with these four August-themed reading passages. Each of the four topics includes three leveled passages that are relevant to the same answer sheet! The reading passage themes include Back-to-School, Loaf Mass Day, National Waffle Day, and National Eye Exam Month.



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Page Count: 27  |   File Type: PDF

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What makes these 1st Grade Reading Passages so unique?




This product includes four reading passage topics. Each topic in this set includes three leveled passages (high, medium, and low) for a total of 12 passage options! The passages have been carefully leveled, and the levels are subtly marked with a small icon in the corner. No child will feel left out since the mark is only a small symbol. Because the 3 levels of passages will use the same reading comprehension question page, you can assign each child the page that is most appropriate for their level while still discussing the same topics and questions with the full class. Differentiation made simple! Alternatively, you can always assign the full class the same level.


Comprehension Questions

Every passage includes a full page of comprehension questions. The first question on every page will help students activate their background knowledge about the passage topic. This skill helps students make connections and retain what they are learning. This question is followed by comprehension questions from the text (multiple choice and free response). These questions invite students to cite textual evidence for their answers using colored writing utensils, a skill that increases readers’ confidence. Last, there is a deeper thinking question on each question page to encourage critical thinking and hit a variety of grade-level language arts standards. 


BONUS! A half-page option is also included for the reading comprehension questions (not pictured) This is a GREAT option if you want to save on paper while printing


Monthly Themes

Relevant content sparks students’ interest and increases engagement. Not only do these passages include a variety of nonfiction and fiction stories, but your students will also be excited to study topics like holidays and seasons that are part of their present environment.



Full Contents of the 1st Grade August Reading Passages Printable Version:

  • A Note To Teacher – Instructions so you’ll know just how to get the most out of these passages
  • Passage Differentiation Information – A guide so you can easily differentiate with this resource
  • Reading Comprehension Information – A key that identifies how icons on the question sheet connect to reading skills, so you can monitor students’ progress on activating background knowledge, comprehending key details, and meeting grade-level standards.
  • School Supplies Passages & Questions – Schools in the United States use about 32 billion sheets of paper per year! Learn this and other facts about paper and pencil usage in this non-fiction article. Themes: Back to school 
  • Making Bread Passages & Questions – A play that follows a Medieval family as they prepare for Loaf Mass Day. Themes: Loaf Mass Day (August 1) 
  • Waffle Recipe Passages & Questions – An excerpt article from a fictional magazine. Warning: Don’t actually try the included recipe! Themes: National Waffle Day (August 24) 
  • The Mystery  Passages & Questions – Eli is on the case to solve the mystery of his distorted vision! Themes: National Eye Exam Month 
  • Answer Key – To make grading and discussions a breeze


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