What is included in the January 1st Grade Reading Passages?
- Instructions for you titled, “A Note To Teacher,” so you’ll know just how to get the most out of these passages
- A reading passage Differentiation Information Guide so you can easily differentiate with this resource
- Icy Animals Reading Passages & Questions – A nonfiction passage about how a few unique animals embrace the cold.
- Martin Reading Passages & Questions – A fictional story with historical roots about a boy named after Martin Luther King Jr.
- Ice Roads Reading Passages & Questions – Learn about the functions of Canadian ice roads.
- Robot New Year Reading Passages & Questions – A science fiction story about a robot and her friend.
- And to make grading and discussion a breeze, Answer Keys for all passages and questions.
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What makes these January 1st Grade Reading Passages so unique?
By offering a variety of captivating themes and leveled passages, this product empowers you to differentiate instruction effectively. It promotes engagement, supports individualized learning, and enables you to assess student comprehension conveniently. With these January 1st grade reading passages, you can foster a love for reading while addressing the diverse needs of your students.
This product includes four reading passage topics. Each topic in this set includes 3 leveled passages (one harder and one easier) with free-response and multiple-choice question options for each passage. That’s a total of 12 passage options in this set!
The passages have been carefully leveled, and the levels are subtly marked with a small icon in the corner (a heart icon labels the easier version, and the star the harder version).
No child will feel left out since the mark is only a small symbol. Because both of the leveled options have the same questions, 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 passage option.
The first question on every page will help students activate their background knowledge about the passage topic. 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 (printable version) or movable clipart pieces (digital version), a skill that increases readers’ confidence. Last, there is a deeper thinking question to encourage critical thinking and hit a variety of grade-level language arts standards.
BONUS! A half-page option is also included with the printable version for the reading comprehension questions (not pictured) This is a GREAT option if you want to save on paper while printing.
Relevant content sparks students’ interest and increases engagement. Not only do these passages include colored clipart and a variety of non-fiction and fiction stories, but your students will also be excited to study topics like holidays and seasons that are part of their present environment. Use that to help them develop key reading comprehension skills.
Be sure to check out all of our reading passages. This also pairs perfectly with the resources below!